DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR JOURNAL:
- On the first page of the vocabulary journal section in your interactive notebook, write the date you begin your first entry.
- Draw the graphic organizer below*.
- For each word you choose to add to your vocabulary journal, complete a new row in the graphic organizer.
- Don’t be afraid to use multiple lines per word! You should write at least a couple of sentences in the final column, “What effect did the author produce by choosing these words?”
- When you run out of room, simply start a new graphic organizer on the next page. When you complete the required 10 words for this journal entry, start a new organizer on the next page.
|Word or phrase from the text||What does the word or phrase mean?||What is another way to say the same thing? (synonym)||Where did you find this word? Write the sentence in which you found this word.||What effect did the author produce by choosing these words?|
|Ex. synonym||a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another||words with similar meanings||Daily Beast article entitled “How I Write Not Bad”: ‘My students seem to really want to use ‘however’ as a conjunction—more or less a synonym for ‘but.’”||The author gives insight into the challenges he faces as a teacher. This word is part of a sentence that serves as valid evidence for his otherwise humorous, light-hearted argument.|
RAFT: Role, Audience, Format, Topic