Answer Key: Their Graduation Caps

Lesson Plan: Wearing Their Hearts on Their Graduation Caps

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. mortarboard |ˈmôrdərˌbôrd| noun 1 an academic cap with a stiff, flat, square top and a tassel.
  2. buck |bək|  verb 2 [with object] oppose or resist (something that seems oppressive or inevitable): the shares bucked the market trend.
  3. quotation |ˌkwōˈtāSH(ə)n| noun 1 a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker: a quotation from Mark Twain | biblical quotations.
  4. decipher |dəˈsīfər| verb [with object] succeed in understanding, interpreting, or identifying (something): an expression she could not decipher came and went upon his face.
  5. edit |ˈedət| verb (edits, editing, edited) [with object]1 prepare (written material) for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it: Volume I was edited by J. Johnson.
  6. immigrate |ˈiməˌɡrāt| verb [no object] chiefly North American come to live permanently in a foreign country: the Mennonites immigrated to western Canada in the 1870s.
  7. enthusiastic  |inˌTH(y)o͞ozēˈastikenˌTH(y)o͞ozēˈastik| adjective having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval: the promoter was enthusiastic about the concert venue.
  8. vibrant |ˈvībrənt| adjective full of energy and enthusiasm: a vibrant cosmopolitan city.
  9. journalism |ˈjərnlˌizəm| noun the activity or profession of writing for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or preparing news to be broadcast.
  10. incorporate  |inˈkôrpəˌrāt| [with object]  verb 1 take in or contain (something) as part of a whole; include: he has incorporated in his proposals a large number of measures | territories that had been incorporated into the Japanese Empire.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

Grammar Focus: Word -Recognition

I’m a first-generation college student, so the pressure to pursue a safe major was on from the start of college. Studying art history was a bet that I’d get the most out of college engaging with something I truly loved, and one that I’m happy to say paid off.

Reading Comprehension Fill-ins

Canoe tripping has been a lifelong passion of mine and it has taught me so many important life lessons. You cannot always float easily downstream in life; sometimes you have to work hard and paddle upriver against the current, but that is what makes the adventure worthwhile.