Welcome to the online vocabulary text for our Grade 9 and Grade 10 English classes.
Each unit centers on a specific word root, prefix, or suffix. Since we shifted to this focus on word parts five years ago, students have experienced gains in vocabulary acquisition. They use their knowledge of word parts to help them break down and decode unfamiliar vocabulary, which makes them stronger readers, writers, and speakers.
HOW TO USE THIS SITE:
In lieu of a full glossary, type in any word or word part into the “SEARCH” bar on the right, and you will connect to the corresponding unit.
To go directly to the flashcards for all of our units, CLICK HERE.
The units also include hotlinks to the vocabulary entry for each word on Dictionary.com – if any definition is unclear or insufficient, click on the word and you will be able to hear the pronunciation, see sample sentences, differently phrased definitions, and much more.
Good luck, and we hope you enjoy this resource!
– The Burlington High School English Department