Illustration/Symbol
Definition
The state or fact of being
responsible, dependable, or
organized
Responsibility
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
His mother stated he had many
responsibilities and wore many
hats.
Dependable
Organized
I.SE.1.1
Illustration/Symbol
Definition
an act or instance of leading;
guidance; direction
Leadership
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
His leadership in the group
was outstanding.
Guidance
Direction
I.SE.1.1
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Required or expected to
justify actions or decisions
Accountable
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Each time I take a test, I am held
accountable for the time I
studied.
Responsible
Liable
Answerable
I.SE.1.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
the part played by a
person in a particular
social setting, influenced
by his expectation of what
is appropriate
Role
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
It is my role at school to be a
student.
Position
Duty
I.SE.1.1
CCSS
Illustration/Symbol
Definition
The state or fact of being
responsible, dependable, or
organized
Responsibility
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
His mother stated he had many
responsibilities and wore many
hats.
Dependable
Organized
I.SE.1.2
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
the act of committing,
pledging, or promising
Commitment
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I made a commitment to support
my friend at his soccer game.
Pledge
Promise
Obligation
I.SE.1.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a binding promise, contract,
sense of duty
Obligation
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I have an obligation to go to
school every day.
Responsibility
Duty
I.SE.1.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Work without payment that
someone does to help his/her
local community
Community
Service
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I was looking forward to
engaging in community service
and helping out at our local food
bank.
Aid
Volunteer
Humanitarian work
I.SE.1.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a specified task or amount of
work assigned or undertaken
as if assigned by authority
Assignment
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I had to work hard to get my
math assignment turned in on
time.
Task
Job
Duty
I.SE.1.2
CCSS
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
A job done every day at school
or at home.
Chores
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study:
One of my chores at home is to
clear the table.
Housekeeping, Work, Job.
CCSS
I.SE.1.2
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
When others try to get you do
something
Peer pressure
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Johnny felt peer pressure to
make fun of Sammy.
Influence
Persuade
Charm
I.SE.2.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
the power to affect others
Influence
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Shape
Mold
Tempt
Cause
Affect
Some television programs can
have a bad influence on children.
I.SE.2.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a group of 2 to 12 persons
who interact with each other
more regularly and intensely
than others in the same
setting
Cliques
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Cliques can often make other
students feel excluded.
Group
Subset
I.SE.2.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
A group of young people who
spend time together and often
cause trouble
Gangs
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
School failure, truancy, and a lack of
involvement in positive activities
outside of school are a few of the
reasons why people join gangs, but
in reality, gangs only increase their
problems.
Group
Affiliation
I.SE.2.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Unwanted, aggressive behavior
among school aged children that
involves a real or perceived
power imbalance; behavior is
repeated, or has the potential to
be repeated, over time
Bullying
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Students are strongly
encouraged to let someone
know when they see an incident
of bullying.
Force
Coerce
Threaten
I.SE.2.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
A relationship that makes you
feel good about yourself and is
built on open communication,
trust, and respect
Healthy
Relationship
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I know I have a healthy
relationship with someone when
I don’t feel like I have to be
someone who I know I am not.
Companionship
Positive relationship
Meaningful relationship
I.SE.2.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
satisfactory, proper, or polite
conduct
Positive
Behavior
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
The more I engage in positive
behavior, the more likely I am to
be rewarded.
Good behavior
Manners
Courtesy
I.SE.2.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Acting in a way that is
incongruent to rules and/or
social norms
Negative
Behavior
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Negative behavior often results
in negative consequences.
Act out
Defiant/Disruptive behavior
I.SE.2.2
CCSS
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
The result of an action.
Consequence
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study:
The consequence of being
bossy is that my friend won’t
want to play with me.
Punishment, Result.
I.SE.2.2
CCSS
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
The way a thing turns out; a
consequence.
Outcome
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study:
Being nice had a positive
outcome.
Result
I.SE.2.2
CCSS
Definition
a person, thing, event, state,
or action that produces an
effect
Illustration/Symbol
Cause
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Eating too many jelly beans last
night was the cause of my
toothache this morning.
Precipitate
Antecedent
Source
Reason
I.SE.2.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
something that is produced by
an agency or cause
Effect
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Our loss last night is having a
negative effect on our
motivation to practice today.
Result
Outcome
Consequence
I.SE.2.2
CCSS
Illustration/Symbol
Definition
The condition or fact of being
related; connection or
association.
Relationship
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Joe had a very close relationship
with his Grandfather.
Connection
Association
I.SE.2.2
Illustration/Symbol
Definition
A feeling of deep admiration
for someone or something
elicited by their abilities,
qualities, or achievements
Respect
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
In order for our group to make a
smart choice we had to respect
our different opinions.
Appreciation
I.SE.2.2
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Directed or guided by oneself,
especially as an independent
agent
Self-direction
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Self-direction allows me to give
life to my vision and ideas.
Independence
Autonomy
I.SE.2.3
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
the first step or action of a
matter, often without being
prompted by someone else
Initiative
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Greg took the initiative in
making new friends when he
moved into town.
Ambition
Inventiveness
Action
Originality
I.SE.2.3
CCSS
Illustration/Symbol
Definition
Control of one's emotions,
desires, or actions by one's
own will
Self- Control
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
She showed great self-control
when she refused the cupcake.
Willpower
Calm
Confidence
Abstinence
I.SE.2.3
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
between persons; involving
personal relationships
Interpersonal
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Facebook has dramatically
changed interpersonal
communication in the last fifteen
years.
Personal
Connected
Between people
I.SE.2.3
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
motivation that comes from
inside an individual
Intrinsic
Motivation
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
If a student is interested in the
subject he or she is more likely
to have the intrinsic motivation
to succeed.
Internal drive
Passion
I.SE.2.3
CCSS
Definition
motivation that comes from
external or outside rewards,
such as money or grades
Illustration/Symbol
Extrinsic
Motivation
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
The fame was her sole extrinsic
motivation to keep singing.
Externally led
I.SE.2.3
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
an individual’s ability to
effectively communicate, convey,
negotiate or assert his or her
own interests, desires, needs,
and rights
Self-advocacy
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Self-advocacy is required when
applying for colleges and for
jobs.
Self-determination
Self-assertion
I.SE.2.3
CCSS
Definition
dispute, argument, or debate,
especially one concerning a
matter about which there is
strong disagreement and that is
often carried on in public or in
the press
Illustration/Symbol
Controversial
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
It is still controversial as to
whether students should be
allowed cell phones at school.
Debatable
Arguable
Contestable
I.SE.3.1
CCSS
Illustration/Symbol
Definition
the imparting or interchange of
thoughts, opinions, or
information by speech, writing,
or signs
Communication
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
They used smart phones to
communicate when they were
apart.
Interchange
Impart
I.SE.3.1
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
A plan of action designed
to achieve a goal.
Strategy
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study:
I worked out a good strategy to
solve my problem.
Solution, Plan
CCSS
I.SE.3.1
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
to support in the face of
criticism, especially by argument
or evidence
Defend
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
He defended his argument
successfully.
Protect
Support
Vindicate
Justify
I.SE.3.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
mental attitude; point of view;
stand
Position
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
When she started running for
Class President, she had to
decide which position she would
take on a number of issues.
Angle
Opinion
Stance
I.SE.3.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
capable of or characterized by
clear or valid reasoning
Logical
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
After our visit with the College
Representative, it was logical for
us to start reflecting on our
College dreams and establishing
a plan.
Reasonable
Plausible
Rational
I.SE.3.1
CCSS
Definition
to prevail on (a person) to do
something, as by advising or
urging; to induce to believe by
appealing to reason or
understanding
Illustration/Symbol
Persuade
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
We could not persuade him to
wait.
Convince
Sway
Plead
I.SE.3.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
A discussion involving opposing
viewpoints
Debate
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Her research and well thought
out points helped her in the
debate.
Contest
Argument
Deliberation
I.SE.3.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a personal view, attitude, or
appraisal
Opinion
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
In order to be a good journalist,
sometimes I have to put my
opinion aside and focus on the
facts.
Judgment
Belief
I.SE.3.1
CCSS
Definition
articulates, explains and
promotes a vision and a set of
well-defined goals in a way that
appeals to your audience
Illustration/Symbol
Communication
Strategy
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
If I am to win this debate, I will
have to use an effective
communication strategy.
Plan for exchanging ideas
effectively
Method of interaction
I.SE.3.2
CCSS
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
The way a thing turns out; a
consequence.
Outcome
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study:
Being nice had a positive
outcome.
Result
I.SE.3.2
CCSS
Definition
to prevail on (a person) to do
something, as by advising or
urging; to induce to believe by
appealing to reason or
understanding
Illustration/Symbol
Persuade
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
We could not persuade him to
wait.
Convince
Sway
Plead
I.SE.3.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
A specific group of people at
which a message is aimed
Target
Audience
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
When I was writing my college
essay, my target audience was
the College Admission
Counselors at the school to
which I was applying.
Focus group
I.SE.3.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Talking or communicating by
using your body instead of
words
Body Language
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I could tell from her body
language that she was angry.
Motions
Gestures
I.SE.3.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Giving a lot of information
clearly and in a few words; brief
but comprehensive
Concise
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
His writing was concise and got
right to the point.
Succinct
Terse
Brief
I.SE.3.2
CCSS
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
A plan of action designed
to achieve a goal.
Strategy
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study:
I worked out a good strategy to
solve my problem.
Solution, Plan
CCSS
I.C.1.1
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
to determine or set the value of
or amount of; to judge or
determine the significance,
worth, or quality of
Evaluate
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I had to evaluate the pros and
cons of my decision.
Assess
Appraise
Calculate
I.C.1.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
To change in form or character
Modify
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I had to modify my study habits
in order to achieve a passing
grade on the next test.
Alter
Adapt
Adjust
Change
I.C.1.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Put (a decision, plan, agreement,
etc.) into effect
Implement
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I would love to create a glee club
for our school but the challenge
is knowing how to implement my
idea.
Execute
Carry out
Perform
Fulfill
I.C.1.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
A challenge or predicament that
is new and not resembling
something formerly known
Novel Problem
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
My novel problem is deciding in
which internship to participate.
Unfamiliar
Original
New
I.C.1.2
CCSS
Definition
a group or individual creativity
technique by which efforts are
made to find a conclusion for a
specific problem by gathering a
list of ideas spontaneously
contributed by its member(s)
Illustration/Symbol
Brainstorm
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
We had to brainstorm ways in
which we could help out our
community.
Dream up
Suggest
Conjure
Think
I.C.1.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a formal expression of opinion or
intention made, usually after
voting, by a formal organization,
a legislature, a club, or other
group
Resolution
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
After a game of “rock, paper,
scissors,” our group came up
with the resolution of who
would be the group’s leader.
Decision
Declaration
Ruling
Decree
I.C.1.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
A qualitative and/or quantitative
way to analyze data and
information
Analytical
Method
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
The geometric proof is a type of
analytical method used in math,
while the scientific method is an
analytical method used in
Science.
Investigative technique
I.C.2.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
to examine in detail in order to
discover meaning or essential
features
Analyze
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Dissect
Study
Examine
Break down
In order for Josh to analyze the
situation he had to gather a lot
of information.
CCSS
I.C.2.1
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
proposed explanation for a
phenomenon
Hypothesis
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I had to come up with a
hypothesis of whether the plant
would grow if kept out of the
sunlight.
Assumption
Educated guess
Theory
I.C.2.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
individual facts, statistics, or
items of information
Data
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
The data emphasizes the
importance of being physically
active.
Compilations
Evidence
Statistics
Information
I.C.2.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
an act or instance of viewing or
noting a fact or occurrence for
some scientific or other special
purpose
Observation
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
It is important to take careful
observation of a scene before
acting.
Examination
Inspection
Measurement
I.C.2.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
regarded as the mental
processes resulting in the
selection of a course of action
among several alternative
scenarios
Decisionmaking
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Successful decision-making
requires a lot of thought and
planning.
Executive
Decisive
Critical
I.C.2.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
the process or fact of personally
observing, encountering, or
undergoing something
Experience
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I would love to experience
travelling to a country outside
the U.S. someday.
Background
Involvement
Exposure
Familiarity
I.C.2.2
CCSS
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
The result of an action.
Consequence
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study:
The consequence of being
bossy is that my friend won’t
want to play with me.
Punishment, Result.
CCSS
I.C.2.2
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
The way a thing turns out; a
consequence.
Outcome
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study:
Being nice had a positive
outcome.
Result
CCSS
I.C.2.2
Definition
existing as the only one or as the
sole example; solitary in type or
characteristics
Illustration/Symbol
Uniqueness
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
It is my uniqueness that will help
me stand out and get a job.
Individuality
Rareness
Distinctiveness
I.CR.1.1
CCSS
Illustration/Symbol
Definition
A feeling of deep admiration
for someone or something
elicited by their abilities,
qualities, or achievements
Respect
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
In order for our group to make a
smart choice we had to respect
our different opinions.
Appreciation
I.CR.1.1
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a person or institution that hires
employees or workers
Employer
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I want to make a good
impression on my employer.
Boss
Company
Manager
Owner
Supervisor
I.CR.1.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
contributes labor and expertise
to an employer and is usually
hired to perform specific duties
which are packaged into a job
Employee
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
In order to feel as if I am a
valued employee, I need to be
respected in the workplace.
Worker
Laborer
I.CR.1.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
something that is regarded as
being beneficial or a source of
power
Strengths
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
My strengths include
determination, organization, and
a team player attitude.
Gifts
Talents
Skills
Forte
I.CR.1.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
the idea or mental image one
has of oneself and one's
strengths, weaknesses, status,
etc.
Self-concept
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
My high self-esteem is related to
my self-concept.
Self-image
I.CR.1.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
cooperative or coordinated
effort on the part of a group of
persons acting together as a
team or in the interests of a
common cause
Teamwork
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
It took a lot of teamwork to put
on a flawless musical
performance.
Collaboration
Cooperation
Solidarity
I.CR.1.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Figuring out the answer or what
is wrong
Problem solving
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
The fish was problem solving
when he was trying to find a way
to get his food.
Solution
Answer
Compromise
I.CR.1.2
CCSS
Illustration/Symbol
Definition
Arranging or constructing to
make things easier
Organization
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
She found all the needed
papers quickly because of her
organization of her notebook.
Arrangement
Construction
I.CR.1.2
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a person's capability for gaining
and maintaining employment
Employability
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Taking courses that are related
to my career of interest will
increase my level of
employability.
Marketability
Utility
I.CR.1.2
CCSS
Definition
A brief account of one's
professional or work experience
and qualifications, often
submitted with an employment
application
Illustration/Symbol
Resume
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Biography
Review
Summary
Work history
Rundown
Jackson’s resume was very
impressive.
CCSS
I.CR.1.2
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
any official or formal program to
provide practical experience for
beginners in an occupation or
profession
Internship
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Students may receive
educational credit for their
internship.
Placement
Practicum
Apprenticeship
Work Experience
Work-based learning
I.CR.2.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a program for students to find
out what it is like to be in a
specific profession by typically
observing someone who is in
that profession
Job Shadowing
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
My job shadowing experience
allowed me to see what it was
like to work as an architect.
Externship
Career exploration
I.CR.2.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
A professional relationship in which
an experienced person
assists another in developing specific
skills and knowledge that will
enhance the less-experienced
person’s professional and personal
growth
Job Mentoring
Student-Friendly Sentence
Through a job mentoring
program, she was able to work
with someone who really helped
her see what her strengths were
and what would make her a
great employee.
Word Study
Training
Teaching
Coaching
I.CR.2.1
CCSS
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
Being on time to school,
practice and to meet friends.
Punctual
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study
My teacher loves it when we
are punctual and get to school
on time in the morning.
On Time, Clock, Paying
Attention.
CCSS
I.CR.2.1
Illustration/Symbol
Definition
The state or fact of being
responsible, dependable, or
organized
Responsibility
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
His mother stated he had many
responsibilities and wore many
hats.
Dependable
Organized
I.CR.2.1
Illustration/Symbol
Definition
Arranging or constructing to
make things easier
Organization
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
She found all the needed
papers quickly because of her
organization of her notebook.
Arrangement
Construction
I.CR.2.1
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
the act or process of planning
and exercising conscious
control over the amount of
time spent on specific
activities
Time
Management
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Allocating
Goal setting
Monitoring
Time management is about
accuracy of choices.
CCSS
I.CR.2.1
Illustration/Symbol
Definition
A feeling of deep admiration
for someone or something
elicited by their abilities,
qualities, or achievements
Respect
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
In order for our group to make a
smart choice we had to respect
our different opinions.
Appreciation
I.CR.2.1
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Successful workplace attitudes
and behaviors
Job Readiness
Skill
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
In applying constructive
feedback to my resume and
practice interview, I am
improving my job readiness
skills.
Soft skills
Employability skills
Career competencies
I.CR.2.2
CCSS
Definition
A brief account of one's
professional or work experience
and qualifications, often
submitted with an employment
application
Illustration/Symbol
Resume
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Biography
Review
Summary
Work history
Rundown
Jackson’s resume was very
impressive.
CCSS
I.CR.2.2
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a document sent with your
resume to provide additional
information on your skills and
experience
Cover Letter
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
The employer decided not to
hire her, because her cover letter
lacked professionalism and
contained too many grammatical
errors.
Letter of interest
Personal statement
I.CR.2.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
To interact with other people to
exchange information and
develop contacts, especially to
further one's career
Network
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
It can be slightly unnerving to
network with people who you aren’t
familiar, but those connections could
lead to incredible career
opportunities later in life.
Connect
Associate
Collaborate
I.CR.2.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
A formal meeting in person,
especially one arranged for the
assessment of the
qualifications of an applicant.
Interview
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Conversation
Talk
Interrogation
Examination
Tim’s job interview was very
stressful.
I.CR.2.2
CCSS
Definition
a self assessment tool, used in
career planning, that assesses
one's likes and dislikes of a
variety of activities, objects,
and types of persons
Illustration/Symbol
Interest Inventory
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Ryan’s results from his
interest inventory indicates
strong interest in a career in
education.
Self-assessment
I.CR.2.2
CCSS
Definition
A brief account of one's
professional or work experience
and qualifications, often
submitted with an employment
application
Illustration/Symbol
Resume
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Biography
Review
Summary
Work history
Rundown
Jackson’s resume was very
impressive.
CCSS
I.CR.3.1
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
the process or fact of personally
observing, encountering, or
undergoing something
Experience
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I would love to experience
travelling to a country outside
the U.S. someday.
Background
Involvement
Exposure
Familiarity
I.CR.3.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
The ability to do something
well
Skills
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Sarah’s variety of skills was an
advantage for her when
searching the job market.
Abilities
Talents
Masteries
Aptitudes
Experiences
CCSS
I.CR.3.1
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
A letter from a previous
employer, coach, or educator
testifying to someone's ability or
reliability, used when applying
for a new job
Reference
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I am thinking of asking my
teacher to be a reference on my
job application.
Meaningful relationship
Connection
Letter of recommendation
I.CR.3.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Something that takes up your
time and thoughts
Interests
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Worry
Concerns
Likes
Sake
pastime
John’s interests include sports
and church activities.
CCSS
I.CR.3.1
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a document sent with your
resume to provide additional
information on your skills and
experience
Cover Letter
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
The employer decided not to
hire her, because her cover letter
lacked professionalism and
contained too many grammatical
errors.
Letter of interest
Personal statement
I.CR.3.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
The representation of the
passage of time in the form of
a line
Timeline
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Schedule
Chronology
Plot
Plan
Blueprint
The timeline showed the
change in fashion design over
70 years.
CCSS
I.CR.3.1
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Giving a lot of information
clearly and in a few words; brief
but comprehensive
Concise
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
His writing was concise and got
right to the point.
Succinct
Terse
Brief
I.CR.3.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
what is just or due to a person
Rights
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Their rights include being able to
talk to friends after eating their
lunch.
Just
Correct
Due
Good
I.CR.3.2
CCSS
Illustration/Symbol
Definition
The state or fact of being
responsible, dependable, or
organized
Responsibility
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
His mother stated he had many
responsibilities and wore many
hats.
Dependable
Organized
I.CR.3.2
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a person or institution that hires
employees or workers
Employer
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I want to make a good
impression on my potential
employer.
Boss
Company
Manager
Owner
Supervisor
I.CR.3.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
contributes labor and expertise
to an employer and is usually
hired to perform specific duties
which are packaged into a job
Employee
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
In order to feel as if I am a
valued employee, I need to be
respected in the workplace.
Worker
Laborer
I.CR.3.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Principles or codes of behavior
that are to be followed in the
workplace
Ethical
Standards
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
When ethical standards are
followed, values such as trust,
good behavior, fairness, and
kindness are instilled.
Values
Principles
Moral rules
I.CR.3.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
A federal organization established by
Congress to assure safe and healthful
working conditions for working men
and women by setting and enforcing
standards and by providing training,
outreach, education and assistance
Occupational
Safety & Health
Administration
(OSHA)
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
OSHA protects employee’s rights.
United States Department of
Labor
I.CR.3.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
A strong belief that something
will happen or be the case in
the future
Expectations
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Hope
Assumption
Belief
Guess
Lilly’s expectations of having a
birthday party became a
reality.
CCSS
I.CR.3.2
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a formal explanation of an
employee's responsibilities and
the requirements needed for
that job
Job Description
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
After looking at the job
description, I felt even more
confident that I was qualified for
the job.
Job analysis
Job outline
Employment specifications
I.CR.3.2
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
The action or state of going
regularly to or being present at a
place or event, such as school
Attendance
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I am hoping that the college
admissions committee will look
favorably on my perfect
attendance.
Presence
Participation
I.CR.4.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
the average obtained by
dividing the total number of
grade points earned by the
total number of credits
attempted
Grade Point
Average (GPA)
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Ben’s Grade Point Average
suffered because of his
excessive absences.
G.P.A.
Overall Average
I.CR.4.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a student’s initial entrance into
college, typically directly after
high school
Undergraduate
Admission
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Most colleges require the
completion of an essay for
undergraduate admission.
College acceptance
I.CR.4.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
Process of evaluating your current
lifestyle, likes/dislikes, passions,
skills, personality, dream job and
determining how to best prepare
for your career
Career Plan
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
A career plan can always be
changed as one’s interests
change or one gains new
experiences.
Self-exploration
Timeline
Career goals
Career map
I.CR.4.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
process of finding and moving
into a new career or the process
of going from school to the
workplace
Career
Transition
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
An internship experience helps
the career transition go more
smoothly.
Career change
I.CR.4.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
tending to initiate change or
prepare for an unexpected event
rather than reacting to events
Proactive
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
In today’s competitive market, it
is absolutely necessary to be
proactive in searching for a job.
Anticipatory
Take-charge
Zealous
I.CR.4.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a sum of money or other aid
granted to a student, because of
merit, need, etc., to pursue his
or her studies
Scholarship
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Without having earned such a
generous scholarship, he
probably would not have gone to
a 4 year college.
Financial assistance
Allowance
Aid
Fellowship
I.CR.4.1
CCSS
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
funding that is intended to help
students pay education-related
expenses including tuition and
fees, room and board, books and
supplies, etc.
Financial Aid
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
I applied for financial aid through
FAFSA, the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid.
Scholarship
Award
Assistance
Loans, grants, work-study
I.CR.4.1
CCSS
Illustration/Symbol
Definition
The state or fact of being
responsible, dependable, or
organized
Responsibility
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
His mother stated he had many
responsibilities and wore many
hats.
Dependable
Organized
I.CR.4.2
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
The kind of person you can
count on to do the right thing.
Dependable
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study
My friend is dependable
because I know he’ll always help
me if I need it.
Reliable
CCSS
I.CR.4.2
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
Being on time to school,
practice and to meet friends.
Punctual
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study
My teacher loves it when we
are punctual and get to school
on time in the morning.
On Time, Clock, Paying
Attention.
I.CR.4.2
CCSS
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
Consistency of actions.
Honesty
Integrity
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study:
Integrity is when I do my own
work and tell the truth.
Honesty, Consistency, Truth
CCSS
I.CR.4.2
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
Working hard to accomplish
something.
Effort
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study:
I put forth great effort when I
practice for my soccer game.
Work, Try, Practice
CCSS
I.CR.4.2
Definition
Illustration/Symbol
a belief in the moral benefit and
importance of work and its
inherent ability to strengthen
character
Work Ethic
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
The tortoise had to have a strong
work ethic in order to persevere
and cross the finish line.
Moral code
Integrity
Standards
I.CR.4.2
CCSS
Definition:
Illustration/Symbol
The result of an action.
Consequence
Student-Friendly Sentence:
Word Study:
The consequence of being
bossy is that my friend won’t
want to play with me.
Punishment, Result.
CCSS
I.CR.4.2
Definition
A brief account of one's
professional or work experience
and qualifications, often
submitted with an employment
application
Illustration/Symbol
Resume
Student-Friendly Sentence
Word Study
Biography
Review
Summary
Work history
Rundown
Jackson’s resume was very
impressive.
CCSS
I.CR.4.2
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