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"Slam!" Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

As you read Walter Dean Myers' "Slam!" learn these word lists for the novel: Chapters 1-5 , Chapters 6-10 , Chapters 11-15 , Chapters 16-21
glisten, fix, fuss, rebound, prima donna, desperation, snarl, stoop, deliberately, more...
25 words

"12 Years a Slave," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-7

As you read Solomon Northup's "12 Years a Slave" (etext found here ), learn these word lists for the autobiography: Chapters 1-7 , Chapters 8-14 , Chapters 15-22
emancipate, imbue, beguiling, abject, legerdemain, proficiency, appellation, expatiate, solicitous, more...
40 words

Vocabulary from an excerpt from "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Nigerian author, won the National Book Critic's Circle prize for fiction on March 13, 2014. Adichie was also the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Grant...
stately, abiding, musty, effusive, grave, gothic, affluent, hallowed, adorn, more...
10 words

"The Autobiography of Malcolm X," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-4

As you read "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," learn these word lists: Chapters 1-4 , Chapters 5-9 , Chapters 10-13 , Chapters 14-19
dedicated, exhort, revile, harass, belligerent, afflicted, mulatto, complacent, militant, more...
35 words

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-6

As you read J. K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," learn these word lists for the novel: Chapters 1-6 , Chapters 7-13 , Chapters 14-17
tawny, tantrum, chortle, swoop, contrary, spectacles, fancy, pierce, grudging, more...
30 words

"Pollyanna," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-10

As you read Eleanor H. Porter's "Pollyanna" (etext found here ), learn these word lists for the novel: Chapters 1-10 , Chapters 11-20 , Chapters 21-32
repose, homestead, intend, falter, regret, remonstrance, urge, fervent, alight, more...
40 words

"The Ear, the Eye and the Arm," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-10

As you read Nancy Farmer's "The Ear, the Eye and the Arm," learn these word lists for the novel: Chapters 1-10 , Chapters 11-20 , Chapters 21-30 , Chapters 31-40
revered, descend, totem, scowl, revert, torpor, loom, endure, skulk, more...
40 words

"Esperanza Rising," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-4

As you read Pam Munoz Ryan?s "Esperanza Rising," learn these word lists for the novel: Chapters 1-4 , Chapters 5-7 , Chapters 8-10 , Chapters 11-14
tendril, scythe, reserved, reap, prefer, serenade, congregate, adobe, confirm, more...
40 words
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