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"Taste of Salt," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-6

Brace yourself for the emotional impact of the words of a young man who is dying and a young woman who is struggling to live in Frances Temple's "Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti." Here are...
vendor, commotion, bludgeon, swell, ease, fury, rue, hover, jagged, more...
25 words

"O Captain! My Captain!" -- Vocabulary from the poem

Walt Whitman's famous "O Captain! My Captain!" is a tribute to Abraham Lincoln at the end of the Civil War and a mournful remembrance after the President's assassination (etext found here).
fearful, weather, sought, exult, steady, grim, fling, trill, wreath, more...
16 words

"Jane Eyre," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

Charlotte Bronte's heroine "Jane Eyre" defies the stereotype of the docile Victorian woman and shines as a fully realized person who jumps off the page at a time when women were often portrayed as...
antipathy, infliction, impudence, pungent, liable, ignominy, reproach, repent, aversion, more...
30 words

"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-9

Mark Twain's classic is about, among other things, friendship and freedom on the Mississippi River (etext found here). Learn these word lists based on the classic novel: Chapters 1-9, Chapters 10-18,...
fetch, satisfied, considerable, advantage, reckon, monstrous, skiff, mention, ignorant, more...
30 words

"Things Fall Apart," Vocabulary from Part One: Chapters 1-5

Immerse yourself in the words of Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel, which has been hailed as a milestone for African literature. Here are links to all our word lists for the novel: Part One: Chapters 1-5,...
severe, stammer, improvident, prowess, discern, suppressed, imperious, emissary, perpetual, more...
30 words

James Baldwin at 90

James Baldwin would have turned 90 on August 2, 2014. Opinionated and unafraid to speak his mind, Baldwin used the force of his prose to challenge and provoke. In addition to his writings on race and...
unprecedented, unassailable, cultivate, oblique, endure, inexorably, perpetual, salvation, excavate, more...
10 words

"Rules," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-4

Put yourself in 12 year old Catherine's shoes when you read Cynthia Lord's Newberry Honor novel "Rules." Learn these word lists for the novel: Chapters 1-4, Chapters 5-9, Chapters 10-14, Chapters...
refuse, crude, sensitive, autism, occupational therapy, recognize, Down syndrome, fidget, polite, more...
25 words

"Bless Me, Ultima," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

In the middle of World War II, seven-year-old Tony could use a little magic in his life. He finds this blessing in the form of a healer in Rudolfo Anaya's "Bless Me, Ultima." Fall under a spell and...
exorcise, adobe, brooding, exuberant, fertility, blasphemy, conquistador, sacrament, mingle, more...
30 words
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