How to Make Vocabulary Cards for Your Reading Class

Here is a model card that you can use to guide you:

Front of card:

                                                                        Ch.2 # 6                                                  

part of speech

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Back of card

"Exercising, eating well, and getting sufficient sleep give us energy for following a busy schedule of work and school."

Dictionary meaning:

  •  1 a: dynamic quality <narrative energy> b: the capacity of acting or being active <intellectual energy> c: a usually positive spiritual force <the energy flowing through all people>

2: vigorous exertion of power : effort <investing time and energy>

3: a fundamental entity of nature that is transferred between parts of a system in the production of physical change within the system and usually regarded as the capacity for doing work

4: usable power (as heat or electricity); also : the resources for producing such power



from Reading Faster and Understanding More--Book One (Fifth Edition) by Sharon Steeber de Orozco and Wanda Miller