In addition to everything else your teen is learning, it’ll help your child if you introduce this list of tenth grade vocabulary words early in the year. Help your teen learn the meaning, uses, and spelling of these words. These are terms your teen will encounter across subjects this year, which is why they’re referred to as academic vocabulary words. Teens who know these words will better understand the information they read and what they hear in class, rather than getting lost because of unknown terms. And, when your tenth grader knows these words well enough to use them in writing and presentations, it will add precision, nuance, and eloquence to your child’s schoolwork.
Share this list, courtesy of Hyde Park Central School District, with your teen. Challenge yourself and your teen to use these words in everyday conversation and to learn all of these words before the year ends. Not only will knowing these words help your child excel now, they’re words that will pop up on the SAT and ACT, too, if your child chooses to take one of these tests.
10th grade vocabulary words
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• Check out: 10th grade college prep timeline