1. On the first page of the vocabulary journal section in your interactive notebook, write the date you begin your first entry.
  2. Draw the graphic organizer below*.
  3. For each word you choose to add to your vocabulary journal, complete a new row in the graphic organizer.
  4. 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?”
  5. 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


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