Vocabulary Words

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Our vocabulary assignments this year will be completed online at http://www.vocabulary.com. There, I will build vocabulary lists (posted below) that I would like you all to practice. Your responsibility is to use the time I give you in class and also some time at home to review, practice, and master the words on this and other lists I give you.

You will receive credit (RP in the JN) based on how much of each list you complete. I may also periodically quiz you on the vocabulary for each unit at the beginning of class. These will also be a chance for you to get RP.

Resource Points for completing vocabulary assignments will be assigned according to the chart below.



Percent of List Mastered

RP Award

100%

20

90%-99%

15

80-89%

10

70-79%

5

50-69%

3

25%-49%

1

To access, review, and practice the vocabulary lists, follow the procedure below.

  1. Go to www.vocabulary.com.

  2. Click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Choose the option “Login with Facebook” and enter the required information (make sure you are signed in as you and not someone else).

  4. After you have logged in, go to enter the URL or search for the list you want. Next, click the button in the top-right that reads "Begin learning this list".

  5. Click “Review” to view the words on the list and see their definitions, learn how to pronounce them, and read how they are used.

  6. If you feel you are ready (or just want to give it a try,) click on “Practice”. This feature will ask you questions and you get to try to answer. The website tracks your progress and keeps quizzing you until you have mastered all of the words. As long as you are logged in, it will show you the percentage you have mastered (top-right). This is what you need to show me to get your award.

Happy vocabulary learning!


Thirteen Reasons Why, whole book

posted Apr 23, 2015, 7:28 PM by Jason Brunken

The first vocabulary list for Thirteen Reasons Why. It is posted to Vocabulary.com here. To access, review, and practice the vocabulary list for the first 65 pages, follow the procedure below. For a printable/downloadable list of the words you can find a link at the bottom of this page or click here. Watch this video if you need help getting started.

Rewards for this list are doubled because of its length.

  1. Go to www.vocabulary.com.

  2. Click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Choose the option “Login with Facebook” and enter the required information (make sure you are signed in as you and not someone else). If you don't have a Facebook account, register to create a Vocabulary.com account.

  4. After you have logged in, go to http://www.vocabulary.com/lists/149527. The list is titled “Mr. Brunken's Class: Thirteen Reasons Why vocabulary list".

  5. Now you have found the vocabulary list. On this page, first click “Review” to view the words on the list and see their definitions, learn how to pronounce them, and read how they are used.

  6. If you feel you are ready (or just want to give it a try,) click on “Learn this List” and then "Practice". This feature will ask you questions and you get to try to answer. The website tracks your progress and keeps quizzing you until you have mastered all of the words. As long as you are logged in, it will show you the percentage you have mastered (top-right). This is what you need to show me to get your award. This list is worth double the award, so work hard! Just take a screenshot or picture of the percent on the screen and mail it to me (or log in and show me at school) to get credit.
Tutorial video to help you get started and with turning in the assignment.

Forbidden City, p. 66-131

posted Feb 3, 2015, 12:15 AM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 12:16 AM ]

The first vocabulary list for Forbidden City. It is posted to Vocabulary.com here. To access, review, and practice the vocabulary list for the first 65 pages, follow the procedure below. For a printable/downloadable list of the words you can find a link at the bottom of this page or click here. Watch this video if you need help getting started.

  1. Go to www.vocabulary.com.

  2. Click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Choose the option “Login with Facebook” and enter the required information (make sure you are signed in as you and not someone else). If you don't have a Facebook account, register to create a Vocabulary.com account.

  4. After you have logged in, go to http://www.vocabulary.com/lists/591592. The list is titled “Forbidden City by William Bell, p. 66-131".

  5. Now you have found the vocabulary list. On this page, first click “Review” to view the words on the list and see their definitions, learn how to pronounce them, and read how they are used.

  6. If you feel you are ready (or just want to give it a try,) click on “Learn this List” and then "Practice". This feature will ask you questions and you get to try to answer. The website tracks your progress and keeps quizzing you until you have mastered all of the words. As long as you are logged in, it will show you the percentage you have mastered (top-right). This is what you need to show me to get your award. Just take a screenshot or picture of the percent on the screen and mail it to me (or log in and show me at school) to get credit.
Tutorial video to help you get started and with turning in the assignment.

Forbidden City, p. 1-65

posted Jan 13, 2015, 6:14 PM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 12:17 AM ]

The first vocabulary list for Forbidden City. It is posted to Vocabulary.com here. To access, review, and practice the vocabulary list for the first 65 pages, follow the procedure below. For a printable/downloadable list of the words you can find a link at the bottom of this page or click here. Watch this video if you need help getting started.

  1. Go to www.vocabulary.com.

  2. Click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Choose the option “Login with Facebook” and enter the required information (make sure you are signed in as you and not someone else). If you don't have a Facebook account, register to create a Vocabulary.com account.

  4. After you have logged in, go to http://www.vocabulary.com/lists/574455. The list is titled “Forbidden City by William Bell, p. 1-65".

  5. Now you have found the vocabulary list. On this page, first click “Review” to view the words on the list and see their definitions, learn how to pronounce them, and read how they are used.

  6. If you feel you are ready (or just want to give it a try,) click on “Learn this List” and then "Practice". This feature will ask you questions and you get to try to answer. The website tracks your progress and keeps quizzing you until you have mastered all of the words. As long as you are logged in, it will show you the percentage you have mastered (top-right). This is what you need to show me to get your award. Just take a screenshot or picture of the percent on the screen and mail it to me (or log in and show me at school) to get credit.
Tutorial video to help you get started and with turning in the assignment.

Nothing But The Truth, ch. 1-11

posted Nov 5, 2014, 6:58 AM by Jason Brunken

This is the first vocabulary list for Nothing But The Truth. It is posted to Vocabulary.com. To access, review, and practice the vocabulary list for the first two chapters. Follow the procedure below. For a printable/downloadable list of the words you can find a link at the bottom of this page or click here. Watch this video if you need help getting started.

  1. Go to www.vocabulary.com.

  2. Click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Choose the option “Login with Facebook” and enter the required information (make sure you are signed in as you and not someone else). If you don't have a Facebook account, register to create a Vocabulary.com account.

  4. After you have logged in, go to http://www.vocabulary.com/lists/529451. The list is titled “Nothing But The Truth, ch. 1-11".

  5. Now you have found the vocabulary list. On this page, first click “Review” to view the words on the list and see their definitions, learn how to pronounce them, and read how they are used.

  6. If you feel you are ready (or just want to give it a try,) click on “Learn this List” and then "Practice". This feature will ask you questions and you get to try to answer. The website tracks your progress and keeps quizzing you until you have mastered all of the words. As long as you are logged in, it will show you the percentage you have mastered (top-right). This is what you need to show me to get your award. Just take a screenshot or picture of the percent on the screen and mail it to me (or log in and show me at school) to get credit.
Tutorial video to help you get started and with turning in the assignment.

Laika, Ch. 3-4

posted Sep 30, 2014, 9:03 AM by Jason Brunken

This is the second vocabulary list for Laika. It is posted to Vocabulary.com. To access, review, and practice the vocabulary list for the first two chapters. Follow the procedure below. For a printable/downloadable list of the words you can find a link at the bottom of this page or click here. Watch this video if you need help getting started.

  1. Go to www.vocabulary.com.

  2. Click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Choose the option “Login with Facebook” and enter the required information (make sure you are signed in as you and not someone else). If you don't have a Facebook account, register to create a Vocabulary.com account.

  4. After you have logged in, go to http://www.vocabulary.com/lists/499046. The list is titled “Laika by Nick Adabzis, Ch. 3-4".

  5. Now you have found the vocabulary list. On this page, first click “Review” to view the words on the list and see their definitions, learn how to pronounce them, and read how they are used.

  6. If you feel you are ready (or just want to give it a try,) click on “Learn this List” and then "Practice". This feature will ask you questions and you get to try to answer. The website tracks your progress and keeps quizzing you until you have mastered all of the words. As long as you are logged in, it will show you the percentage you have mastered (top-right). This is what you need to show me to get your award. Just take a screenshot or picture of the percent on the screen and mail it to me (or log in and show me at school) to get credit.
Tutorial video to help you get started and with turning in the assignment.

Laika, chapters 1-2

posted Sep 12, 2014, 7:29 AM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Sep 12, 2014, 5:44 PM ]

This is the first vocabulary list for Laika. It is posted to Vocabulary.com. To access, review, and practice the vocabulary list for the first two chapters. Follow the procedure below. For a printable/downloadable list of the words you can find a link at the bottom of this page or click here. Watch this video if you need help getting started.

  1. Go to www.vocabulary.com.

  2. Click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Choose the option “Login with Facebook” and enter the required information (make sure you are signed in as you and not someone else). If you don't have a Facebook account, register to create a Vocabulary.com account.

  4. After you have logged in, go to http://www.vocabulary.com/lists/484360. The list is titled “Laika by NIck Adabzis, Ch. 1-2”. Search for it if the link doesn’t work.

  5. Now you have found the vocabulary list. On this page, first click “Review” to view the words on the list and see their definitions, learn how to pronounce them, and read how they are used.

  6. If you feel you are ready (or just want to give it a try,) click on “Practice”. This feature will ask you questions and you get to try to answer. The website tracks your progress and keeps quizzing you until you have mastered all of the words. As long as you are logged in, it will show you the percentage you have mastered (top-right). This is what you need to show me to get your award. Just take a screenshot or picture of the percent on the screen and mail it to me (or log in and show me at school) to get credit.
Tutorial video to help you get started and with turning in the assignment.

The Giver vocabulary lists

posted Mar 20, 2014, 8:16 AM by Jason Brunken

Vocabulary.com has five great vocabulary lists for Animal Farm, so we will be using those for the vocabulary assignment for this book. To complete this assignment, follow the procedure below. The links to each list can be found in step three. Completing each list is worth up to 12 RP. Remember to send a screenshot that shows the percentage of the list completed to get your points. For a printable/downloadable lists of the words you can find the files at the bottom of this page.

  1. Go to www.vocabulary.com.

  2. Click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Choose the option “Login with Facebook” and enter the required information (make sure you are signed in as you and not someone else).

  4. After you have logged in, go to list you want to work on. There are five lists for this book. Click the link below for the list you want to work on. Remember, each list is worth up to 12 RP.
  5. Now you have found the vocabulary list. On this page, first click “Review” to view the words on the list and see their definitions, learn how to pronounce them, and read how they are used.

  6. If you feel you are ready (or just want to give it a try,) click on the “Learn this List” button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. This feature will start tracking your progress. Next click on the "Practice" tab and let the website start quizzing you until you have mastered all of the words. As long as you are logged in, it will show you the percentage you have mastered (top-right). This is what you need to show me to get your award. Just take a screenshot or picture of the percent on the screen and mail it to me (or log in and show me at school) to get credit.

Animal Farm Vocabulary Lists

posted Jan 14, 2014, 5:51 AM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Mar 20, 2014, 7:36 AM ]

Vocabulary.com has five great vocabulary lists for Animal Farm, so we will be using those for the vocabulary assignment for this book. To complete this assignment, follow the procedure below. The links to each list can be found in step three. Completing each list is worth up to 12 RP. Remember to send a screenshot that shows the percentage of the list completed to get your points. For a printable/downloadable lists of the words you can find the files at the bottom of this page.

  1. Go to www.vocabulary.com.

  2. Click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Choose the option “Login with Facebook” and enter the required information (make sure you are signed in as you and not someone else).

  4. After you have logged in, go to list you want to work on. There are five lists for this book. Click the link below for the list you want to work on. Remember, each list is worth up to 12 RP.
  5. Now you have found the vocabulary list. On this page, first click “Review” to view the words on the list and see their definitions, learn how to pronounce them, and read how they are used.

  6. If you feel you are ready (or just want to give it a try,) click on the “LEARN THIS LIST” tab. This feature will ask you questions and you get to try to answer. The website tracks your progress and keeps quizzing you until you have mastered all of the words. As long as you are logged in, it will show you the percentage you have mastered (top-right). This is what you need to show me to get your award. Just take a screenshot or picture of the percent on the screen and mail it to me (or log in and show me at school) to get credit.

Hitler Youth chapters 6-End

posted Oct 23, 2013, 10:05 PM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Oct 23, 2013, 10:07 PM ]

This is the first vocabulary list for Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow is posted to Vocabulary.com. To access, review, and practice the vocabulary list for the first two chapters. Follow the procedure below. For a printable/downloadable list of the words you can find a link at the bottom of this page or click here.

  1. Go to www.vocabulary.com.

  2. Click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Choose the option “Login with Facebook” and enter the required information (make sure you are signed in as you and not someone else).

  4. After you have logged in, go to https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/328124. The list is titled “Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow Ch. 6 - end”. Search for it if the link doesn’t work.

  5. Now you have found the vocabulary list. On this page, first click “Review” to view the words on the list and see their definitions, learn how to pronounce them, and read how they are used.

  6. If you feel you are ready (or just want to give it a try,) click on “Learn”. This feature will ask you questions and you get to try to answer. The website tracks your progress and keeps quizzing you until you have mastered all of the words. As long as you are logged in, it will show you the percentage you have mastered (top-right). This is what you need to show me to get your award. Just take a screenshot or picture of the percent on the screen and mail it to me (or log in and show me at school) to get credit.

Hitler Youth Chapters 2-5

posted Oct 2, 2013, 3:16 AM by Jason Brunken

This is the first vocabulary list for Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow is posted to Vocabulary.com. To access, review, and practice the vocabulary list for the first two chapters. Follow the procedure below. For a printable/downloadable list of the words you can find a link at the bottom of this page or click here.

  1. Go to www.vocabulary.com.

  2. Click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Choose the option “Login with Facebook” and enter the required information (make sure you are signed in as you and not someone else).

  4. After you have logged in, go to https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/315770. The list is titled “Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow Ch. 2-5”. Search for it if the link doesn’t work.

  5. Now you have found the vocabulary list. On this page, first click “Review” to view the words on the list and see their definitions, learn how to pronounce them, and read how they are used.

  6. If you feel you are ready (or just want to give it a try,) click on “Learn”. This feature will ask you questions and you get to try to answer. The website tracks your progress and keeps quizzing you until you have mastered all of the words. As long as you are logged in, it will show you the percentage you have mastered (top-right). This is what you need to show me to get your award. Just take a screenshot or picture of the percent on the screen and mail it to me (or log in and show me at school) to get credit.

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