Week of August 29th - September 2nd
1. A. Argument (noun) - An exchange of diverging or opposite views.
B. I got in an argument with my sister, but we ended up getting yelled at by my mom.
C. Yelling at someone because you think your right
2. A. Cite (Verb) - Quoting a book, passage, or author.
B. When I was in fifth grade, we did a project where we had to cite examples.
C. Naming the cite you got the information
3. A. Passive Voice (Verb) - The subject of the sentence is acted on by the verb
B. When the softball game had started, the ball was thrown by the pitcher.
C. After a game starts, the pitcher threw the ball.
4. A. Personification (Noun) - A person, animal, or object regarded as representing or embodying a quality, concept, or thing.
B. In seventh grade we learned about personification in reading, and sometimes in English.
C. The leaves danced in the wind. Leaves can't dance
5. A. Point of View (Noun) - A particular attitude or way of considering a matter.
B. During seventh grade, we learned about point of view and figure of speech.
C. Hearing a story for different people
Week of September 5th - 9th
6. A. Collaborate (Verb) - Work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something.
B. We have to be able to collaborate in 8th grade because we have to do some project.
C. Working together on a project, and getting along
7. A. Articulate (Adjective) - having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.
B. During English, you have to be able to articulate.
C. Talking to others fluently
8. A. Evolve (Verb) - Develop gradually
B. When talking to someone, you always want to listen or when you go to tell them something they won't listen to you.
C. Caterpillars evolving into butterfly's
9. A. Meticulous (Adjective) - Showing great attention to detail.
B. If you care about someone, you are meticulous.
C. Caring about someone
10. A. Agile (Adjective) - able to move quickly and easily.
B. Some animals are agile, like a cheetah.
C. A cheetah running
Week of September 12th - 16th
11. A. Hypotenuse (Noun) - The longest side of a right triangle.
B. During eighth grade, we might learn about hypotenuse.
12. A. Converse (Noun) - Switching the hypothesis and conclusion of a conditional statement.
B. During eighth grade, we might learn about converse, and what they are.
13. A. Irrational Numbers (Noun) - A number that can't be represented as a fraction.
B. During the vocabulary test on Friday, we need to know what an irrational number is.
C. 50.213425634875645847579584373654775364... is irrational
14. A. Rational Numbers (Noun) - A number that can be represented as a fraction.
B. We have a vocabulary test on Friday, and we need to know what a rational number is.
C. 86.7% is rational
15. A. Square Root (Noun) - A number that produces a specified quantity when multiplied by itself.
B. For our math vocabulary test on Friday, we need to be able to identify square root.
C. The square root of 81 is 9
Week of September 19th - 23rd
16. A. Elastic Potential Energy (Noun) - Energy that can be compressed, bent, or stretched.
B. During science class, we are learning about elastic potential energy and the different types of potential energy.
C. Shooting a bow
17. A. Newton (Noun) - Force that can be measured in many units.
B. During science class, we learned about newtons, and how they work.
C. One Newton is 1 kilogram-meter per second squared.
18. A. Force Field (Noun) - An area where the force created by an object can have an influence on a particle or object.
B. Our force field isn't strong enough to block missiles, but maybe we will in the future.
C. The Earth's force field
19. A. Inertia (Noun) - How hard it is to get something moving, stop a moving object, or change the direction of a moving object.
B. If you go to push a car, it'd be hard because of inertia.
C. Trying to move a car when its broken down.
20. A. Normal Force (Noun) - a equal but opposite force that pushes back when you stand, sit, or push on a surface so you do not sink through that surface.
B. When you lean on a wall, the wall pushes you back with the same amount of force, this is called normal force.
C. Leaning on the wall
Week of September 27th - 30th
21. A. Accept (Verb) - Consent to receive something.
B. For Christmas, you accept the gifts you are given.
C. Accepting birthday gifts
22. A. Except (Preposition) - Not including someone.
B. For my birthday, I want everyone to come except Candice.
C. Saying everyone can come but someone else.
23. A. Affect (Verb) - To almost influence.
B. If you line up dominos, and push the first one, then you have an affect on the dominos.
C. Stacking dominos, and pushing the first one.
24. A. Effect (Verb) - Causing something to happen.
B. If there is a cause, then there's an effect also.
C. Cause and Effect
25. A. Principle (Noun) - Fundamental source or basis of something.
B. The chemistry class was very easy, but some students didn't follow the basic principles.
C. Rules something is based on.
Week of October 3th - 7th
26. A. Allusion (Noun) - An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
B. I had an allusion when I thoughtI saw a dog in my room.
C. Seeing things that aren't there.
27. A. Onomatopoeia (Noun) - The formation of a word from a sound associated with what it is named.
B. During seventh grade reading, we learned about onomatopoeia.
C. Wham, bam.
28. A. Alliteration (Noun) - The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
B. If many words have the same starting letter, then it's alliteration.
C. Tongue twisters.
29. A. Irony (Noun) - The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
B. If someone is putting up signs, or writing on windows that is called irony, and prohibited.
C. Writing on windows, putting signs up
30. A. Figurative (Adjective) - Departing from a literal use of words; metaphorical.
B. During seventh grade, we worked on figurative language, and parts of speech.