Teacher Hack: NinjaWords and the Academic Word List
Generate vocabulary lists with definitions using NinjaWords in conjunction with the Academic Word List. It’s easy. The NinjaWords dictionary doesn’t refresh, so just enter the words on the AWL separated by commas and let the Ninjas go to work. You’ll end up with a word list with definitions. Cut, paste, post or print. NICE!
Here’s a sample:
(v) : give a structure to
"I need to structure my days"
(n) : a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
"the structure consisted of a series of arches"
(adj) : fairly large; important in effect or meaning
"won by a substantial margin"
(adj) : formed or developed from something else; not original
"the belief that classes and organizations are secondary and derived"
(n) : discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation; the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
"the historical context"
(n) : an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole; the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
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