Monday, December 15, 2014

December 2014 Words of the Week

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 subjects and are reinforced daily. Teachers use these academic vocabulary words in their lessons and activities in order to promote a better understanding.

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

Arbitrary (adj): not based on reason or evidence.

Descend (v): to pass from a higher place or level to a lower one.

Ascend (v): to go up; to slope or lean upward.