Vocabulary Acquisition Assignment

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Name: __________________________
English III
Learning Target: I can acquire new vocabulary from a text, and put it to new use.
Directions: As you read The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, you are responsible for finding new vocabulary words and completing
the following organizer with your new word. Full credit will only be given if you provide at least 6 words per act. You may refer
to the vocabulary handout for your definitions.
For each word:
 YOUR WORD: Decide on a word from your personal vocabulary that best fits the meaning of the new vocabulary word
 VOCABULARY WORD: Spell Correctly-write PC for Positive Connotation or NC for Negative Connotation – no repeats!
 PART OF SPEECH: Noun , Verb (ACTION or STATE of BEING), Adjective (DESCRIBES a NOUN), Adverb (MODIFIES a VERB)
 SYNONYM: Another word that has a SIMILAR meaning as the Vocabulary word – see if you can choose one from the list
 ANTONYM: A word that means the OPPOSITE of the vocabulary word
 CLUE: include an example or an illustration that will help you remember this word.
 ORIGINAL SENTENCE: Write a beautiful sentence using the vocabulary word; make sure you use it as the correct part of
speech.
DUE at the end of EACH Act.
For Example: ACT 1
Your Word
1. Crime
Vocabulary Word-PC/NC Part of
Speech
Villainy - NC
NOUN
Synonym
Antonym
Iniquity, Immorality
Morality
ORIGINAL SENTENCE: The horrific villainy exhibited by terrorists illustrates the depravity of human
consciousness that exists in the world.
CLUE – Example or
PICTURE
ISIS
ACT 1 – NAME_______________________________________________
Your Word
1.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
2.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
3.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
4.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
5.
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6.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
Vocabulary Word-PC/NC Part of
Speech
Synonym
Antonym
CLUE – Example or
PICTURE
ACT 2 – NAME_______________________________________________
Your Word
1.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
2.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
3.
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4.
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5.
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6.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
Vocabulary Word-PC/NC Part of
Speech
Synonym
Antonym
CLUE – Example or
PICTURE
ACT 3 – NAME_______________________________________________
Your Word
1.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
2.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
3.
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Vocabulary Word-PC/NC Part of
Speech
Synonym
Antonym
CLUE – Example or
PICTURE
ACT 4 – NAME_______________________________________________
Your Word
1.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
2.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
3.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
4.
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5.
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ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
Vocabulary Word-PC/NC Part of
Speech
Synonym
Antonym
CLUE – Example or
PICTURE
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