Vocabulary Lists

Literature

"The Astonishing Color of After" by Emily X.R. Pan, Chapters 1–21

After her mother's death, Leigh travels to Taiwan, where she tries to piece together her family history while also coming to terms with her grief. Here are links to our lists for the novel: Chapters 1–21, Chapters 22–44, Chapters 45–66, Chapters 67–87, Chapters 88–108
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"Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare, Act I

Brutus is a trusted confidant of the Roman general Julius Caesar, but when he becomes convinced that Caesar's ambitions are a threat to the republic, he plots his friend's assassination. Read the full text here. Here are links to our lists for the play: Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, Act V Here are links to our lists for other plays by William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream
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"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams, Prologue–Chapter 4

When Earth is destroyed to make way for a freeway, Arthur Dent joins his friend Ford Prefect on a hilarious odyssey through space. Learn these words from the first book in Douglas Adams's popular science fiction series. Here are links to our lists for the novel: Prologue–Chapter 4, Chapters 5–10, Chapters 11–17, Chapters 18–26, Chapters 27–35
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"Darius the Great Is Not Okay" by Adib Khorram, Chapters 1–5

Darius has always struggled to fit in: he suffers from depression, he is bullied at school, and he can never seem to meet his father's high expectations. When Darius's family travels to Iran to visit his grandparents, Darius finds a place where he belongs, and a true friendship, for the first time. Here are links to our lists for the novel: Chapters 1–5, Chapters 6–10, Chapters 11–14, Chapters 15–19, Chapters 20–26, Chapters 27–36
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"Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare, Act V

Brutus is a trusted confidant of the Roman general Julius Caesar, but when he becomes convinced that Caesar's ambitions are a threat to the republic, he plots his friend's assassination. Read the full text here. Here are links to our lists for the play: Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, Act V Here are links to our lists for other plays by William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream
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"Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare, Act IV

Brutus is a trusted confidant of the Roman general Julius Caesar, but when he becomes convinced that Caesar's ambitions are a threat to the republic, he plots his friend's assassination. Read the full text here. Here are links to our lists for the play: Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, Act V Here are links to our lists for other plays by William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream
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"Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare, Act III

Brutus is a trusted confidant of the Roman general Julius Caesar, but when he becomes convinced that Caesar's ambitions are a threat to the republic, he plots his friend's assassination. Read the full text here. Here are links to our lists for the play: Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, Act V Here are links to our lists for other plays by William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream
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"Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare, Act II

Brutus is a trusted confidant of the Roman general Julius Caesar, but when he becomes convinced that Caesar's ambitions are a threat to the republic, he plots his friend's assassination. Read the full text here. Here are links to our lists for the play: Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, Act V Here are links to our lists for other plays by William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream
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"New Kid" by Jerry Craft

In this graphic novel, an African-American seventh grader struggles to fit in at his new private school.
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"On the Come Up" by Angie Thomas, Chapters 1–5

Bri aspires to be a rapper — but to make her dreams come true, she'll need to overcome family hardships, prejudice at school, and misconceptions about her art. Here are links to our lists for the novel: Chapters 1–5, Chapters 6–13, Chapters 14–21, Chapter 22–Epilogue Here is a link to our lists for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
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"Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne, First Part: Chapters 1–8

Board the Nautilus and travel under the sea with the mysterious Captain Nemo as you learn these words from the science fiction novel by Jules Verne. Read the full text, translated from the original French by F.P. Walter, here. Here are links to our lists for the novel: First Part: Chapters 1–8, First Part: Chapters 9–16, First Part: Chapters 17–24, Second Part: Chapters 1–7, Second Part: Chapters 8–14, Second Part: Chapters 15–23
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"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens, Chapters 1–6

In this semi-autobiographical novel, Dickens traces the early life, education, career, and romantic entanglements of narrator David Copperfield. Read the full text here. Here are links to our lists for the novel: Chapters 1–6, Chapters 7–13, Chapters 14–19, Chapters 20–27, Chapters 28–36, Chapters 37–48, Chapters 49–64 Here are links to our lists for other works by Charles Dickens: Great Expectations, Hard Times, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities
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"Merci Suárez Changes Gears" by Meg Medina, Chapters 1–4

For Merci Suárez, sixth grade is a year of change. A scholarship student at the posh Seaward Pines Academy, Merci must juggle extra community service and family responsibilities, all while coping with a nasty classmate and her beloved grandfather's declining health. Here are links to our lists for the novel: Chapters 1–4, Chapters 5–11, Chapters 12–21, Chapters 22–28
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"The Poet X" by Elizabeth Acevedo, Part I

Xiomara hides her poetry from her religious family, but when she joins a slam poetry club, she must decide whether or not she's ready for her voice to be heard. Learn these words from the acclaimed novel-in-verse by slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. Here are links to our lists for the novel: Part I, Part II, Part III
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"Feed" by M.T. Anderson, Part 1

This satirical novel imagines a dystopian future in which people have computers implanted in their heads to control their perceptions of reality. Here are links to our lists for the novel: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Here are links to our lists for The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing (Volume 1), The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing (Volume 2) by M.T. Anderson.
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"Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" by Mildred D. Taylor, Chapters 1-4

Set in Mississippi during the Great Depression, this classic novel follows Cassie Logan and her family as they face prejudice and economic hardship. Learn these word lists for the novel: Chapters 1-4, Chapters 5-8, Chapters 9-12
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"Drama" by Raina Telgemeier

In this popular graphic novel, Callie works on the stage crew of her school's spring musical while trying to navigate friendships and crushes. Here is a link to our lists for other works by Raina Telgemeier: Smile, Sisters
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"The Lemonade War" by Jacqueline Davies, Chapters 1–4

Siblings Evan and Jessie engage in an all-out war to sell the most lemonade before school starts. Here are links to our lists for the novel: Chapters 1–4, Chapters 5–9, Chapters 10–14
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"One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia, List 4

In the summer of 1968, three sisters travel to California to visit their estranged mother. While there, they learn about the fight for equality and civil rights. This list covers San Francisco Treat–Afua. Here are links to our lists for the novel: List 1, List 2, List 3, List 4 Here are links to our lists for other books by Rita Williams-Garcia: P.S. Be Eleven, Gone Crazy in Alabama, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
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"One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia, List 3

In the summer of 1968, three sisters travel to California to visit their estranged mother. While there, they learn about the fight for equality and civil rights. This list covers Counting and Skimming–Movable Type. Here are links to our lists for the novel: List 1, List 2, List 3, List 4 Here are links to our lists for other books by Rita Williams-Garcia: P.S. Be Eleven, Gone Crazy in Alabama, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
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"One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia, List 2

In the summer of 1968, three sisters travel to California to visit their estranged mother. While there, they learn about the fight for equality and civil rights. This list covers Inseparable–Coloring and La-La. Here are links to our lists for the novel: List 1, List 2, List 3, List 4 Here are links to our lists for other books by Rita Williams-Garcia: P.S. Be Eleven, Gone Crazy in Alabama, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
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"One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia, List 1

In the summer of 1968, three sisters travel to California to visit their estranged mother. While there, they learn about the fight for equality and civil rights. This list covers Cassius Clay Clouds–Glass of Water. Here are links to our lists for the novel: List 1, List 2, List 3, List 4 Here are links to our lists for other books by Rita Williams-Garcia: P.S. Be Eleven, Gone Crazy in Alabama, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
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"I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov, Introduction & Robbie

These interlinked stories imagine the development of robotics while exploring the ethics of technological progress. Here are links to our lists for the book: Introduction & Robbie, Runaround & Reason, Catch That Rabbit & Liar, Little Lost Robot & Escape!, Evidence & The Inevitable Conflict
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"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, Chapters 1–2

On Christmas Eve, cruel penny-pincher Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits who show him visions of his past, present, and future. Read the full text here. Here are links to our lists for the novel: Chapters 1–2, Chapter 3, Chapters 4–5 Here are links to our lists for other works by Charles Dickens: David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Hard Times, Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities
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"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis, Chapters 1–4

While exploring an unfamiliar house, four siblings discover a portal to the mystical kingdom of Narnia, a perpetually frozen land under the control of a powerful witch. Here are links to our lists for the book: Chapters 1–4, Chapters 5–8, Chapters 9–12, Chapters 13–17 Here are links to our lists for other books in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
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