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"Tears of a Tiger," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-14

The first book of the Hazelwood High Trilogy introduces Andrew Jackson, who sounds like a presidential character worthy of being on the twenty dollar bill. But the fictional Andy is a teenage Tiger...
frantically, honorable, strict, infinite, outrageous, grief, fortunate, dialect, unruly, view list...
35 words

"The Contender," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-6

"Before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender." Go through some rounds with this list to find out what Robert Lipsyte's main character considers worth fighting for. Here are links to our...
twilight, transistor, stoop, perpetual, stench, synagogue, undertaker, sheepish, surge, view list...
35 words

"Stargirl," Vocabulary from the Introduction-Chapter 7

Not one to jump onto the bandwagon, Stargirl has a little wagon of her own, in which she keeps stones that remind her of the good things that happen. At first, this strange but happy attitude charms...
flourish, slouch, strut, absurdity, hoax, variant, outrageous, serenade, hover, view list...
40 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, view list...
30 words

Terry Pratchett (1948-2015) Tribute List

Terry Pratchett, creator of the Discworld series of novels, died on March 12, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 66. The Discworld series is 40 books long, but pick up any...
ineffable, genteel, foible, infidel, cynicism, concatenation, hamper, facet, erratic, view list...
10 words

"Barbie Doll," Vocabulary from the poem

Marge Piercy describes the pain of living up to an unreal standard of female perfection. etext found here
miniature, puberty, intelligent, possess, abundant, dexterity, apologize, coy, exhort, view list...
13 words

"The Tale of Despereaux," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-15

The subtitle tells more about the Newbery Medal-winning tale by Kate DiCamillo: "Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread." This list tells even more about the desperate...
ordeal, diplomat, despair, shard, intent, sibling, scurry, indignant, destined, view list...
40 words

"Gathering Blue," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

The second in "The Giver Quartet" by Lois Lowry, the novel has similar dystopian themes, but the setting and main character are deliberate contrasts. Gather some clues from this list as to how...
supple, willful, diminish, bicker, devour, reluctant, deter, curt, cringe, view list...
35 words
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