Friday, October 3, 2014

Words of the Week September 2014

Since 2012, the Island Trees Memorial Middle School has been highlighting words every week that belong to an academic vocabulary list. These words are used repeatedly across subject and curriculum. Teachers use these academic vocabulary words in their lessons and activities in order to promote a better understanding.

The words of the week for September 2014 are as follows:

Anticipation (n):
a feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen; the act of preparing for something.

Exhibition (n): an act of showing some quality or trait; an event at which objects (such as works of art) are put out in a public space for people to look at.

Perception (n):
the way you think about or understand someone or something; the ability to understand or notice something easily.

Strategic (adj):
of or relating to a general plan that is created to achieve
a goal.

Speculate (v):
to form ideas or theories about something usually when there are many things not known about it.