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Finding Their Futures. Vocabulary . Expert Words: Use these words to write and talk about the workshop topic. . advantage. Meaning. Example . A benefit; something that helps you get ahead. The free tutoring sessions I got gave me an advantage on the math test.

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Finding their futures

Finding Their Futures

Vocabulary


Expert words use these words to write and talk about the workshop topic

Expert Words: Use these words to write and talk about the workshop topic.


Advantage

advantage

Meaning

Example

  • A benefit; something that helps you get ahead

  • The free tutoring sessions I got gave me an advantage on the math test.

  • Journal #1: Becoming a better reader is an advantage because_________________________________.


Internship

internship

meaning

Example

  • A job a student works at in order to gain work skills and experience

  • During my internship at the local newspaper office, I learned how to write catchy headlines.

  • Journal #2: Michael’s internship as a teacher’s assistant helped him______________________________________.


Semester

semester

meaning

example

half of the school year; usually about four months long

  • Our class gets assigned one huge group project every semester.

  • Journal #3: Every semester I __________________________________________.


Content area words use these words to talk and write about social studies

Content Area Words: Use these words to talk and write about social studies.


Coordination

coordination

meaning

example

  • The act of working together smoothly

  • The more you practice using your hockey stick, the better you coordination will be during a game.

  • Journal #4: Athletes have good coordination because__________________________________.


Income

income

meaning

example

  • The amount of money a person earns

  • I can earn a good income with a job as a computer programmer.

  • Journal #5: I want my future income as a __________________, to be ______________ dollars.


Selection words these words are key to understanding this selection

Selection Words: These words are key to understanding this selection.


Grueling

grueling

Meaning

Example

  • Tiring and difficult

  • The last part of the hike was grueling because we had to climb up a slippery, muddy mountain.

  • Journal #6: Basketball practice was grueling because__________________________________.


Prefer

prefer

meaning

Example

  • To like better than something else

  • I prefer bringing lunch to school to buying it at the cafeteria.

  • Journal # 7: I prefer ______________ over _______________ because___________________________________.


Supportive

supportive

meaning

example

  • Ready to help out; understanding

  • My family is very supportive of my dream of becoming a gymnast.

  • Journal #8: Parents can show support for their children’s education by __________________________________________.


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