Top Ten Vocabulary

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Vocabulary
Top Ten
Learning Goal
Students will develop and improve their
vocabulary skills.
Objectives
Students will be able to:
1. Recognize, pronounce and define new
vocabulary words.
2. Match words to their definitions.
3. Use words in sentences.
1- Analyze
Analyze
 verb
To break apart a subject, examine
each part, and explain the relationship
between the parts
 We
will analyze several historical
documents tomorrow in class.
2 - Cite
2 - Cite
 verb
- to give credit to the original source
of a text or idea
 When
you write a research paper, you
must cite your sources.
3 - Claim
3 - Claim
 verb
- to state as a fact
 Many
people claim that aliens abduct
humans in order to perform experiments.
4 - Evaluate
4 - Evaluate
 verb
To decide the value or worth of a
text/source after studying it closely
 Please
evaluate whether basketball or
football is more physically difficult.
4 - Evaluate
 verb
To decide the value or worth of a
text/source after studying it closely
 Please
evaluate whether basketball or
football is more physically difficult.
5 - Evidence
5 - Evidence
 Noun
- Something that tends to prove or
disprove something. It is used to support a
claim, and can be provided in the form of
quotation, paraphrase, and/or
description.
 On
police shows they always send the
evidence to the forensics lab.
6 - Infer
6 - Infer
 verb
to arrive at a conclusion based on
evidence; to make an “educated guess.”
 You
infer when you use what you know to
figure something out.
7 - Paraphrase
Paraphrase
 Verb
- to state someone else’s written work in your
own words
 Please
paraphrase what you just read for the class.
8 - Plagiarism
Plagiarism
 noun
- To use someone else’s words or
ideas and claim them as your own. To
avoid plagiarism you must cite evidence
properly
 Suzy
got a zero on her paper when her
teacher accused her of plagiarism.
Plagiarism
 noun
- To use someone else’s words or
ideas and claim them as your own. To
avoid plagiarism you must cite evidence
properly
 Suzy
got a zero on her paper when her
teacher accused her of plagiarism.
9 - Summarize
Summarize
 verb
To briefly retell the main ideas of a
piece of writing in your own words.
 To
summarize the Bible use the Golden
Rule of "Do unto others as you would have
others do unto you."
10 - Thesis
Thesis
 noun
- It states the main topic of the essay
and is supported by the entire essay
 Most
thesis statements are found at the
end of the introductory paragraph.
Closing – Make up an original
sentence using a vocabulary
word. The sentence must
show that you know what the
word means.
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