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VocabularySpellingCity provides many tools for you to assist 12th grade students in their literature studies and vocabulary acquisition. Through vocabulary lists specially created for books in the grade 12 literature curriculum, students can familiarize themselves with new words using free vocabulary worksheets, interactive word games, printable flashcards, and other activities. By learning to use this new high school vocabulary in context-rich sentences, the students attain a fuller understanding of the concepts and language in the books they study.

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12th Grade Books with Free Lists
Book Title Author Type Level Import
Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen Fiction/Story 10.0/1180L Import
Billy Budd, Sailor Herman Melville Fiction/Story 12/1450L Import
12th Grade Books with Premium Lists
Book Title Author Type Level Import
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky Fiction/Story 11/850L Import
A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway Fiction/Story 10/730L Import
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Fiction/Story 8.1/1070L Import
The Tragedy of Hamlet William Shakespeare Fiction/Drama   Import
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne Fiction/Story 9/1420L Import
Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller Fiction/Drama   Import
Ode on a Grecian Urn John Keats Fiction/Poetry   Import
Song of Myself Walt Whitman Fiction/Poetry   Import
Dreaming In Cuban Cristina Garcia Fiction/Story 7.3/940L Import
A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry Fiction/Drama   Import
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Expansion of 12th Grade Vocabulary Levels

As students study such books as Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky or plays like "Death of a Salesman", by Arthur Miller, they encounter a great amount of new vocabulary in a relatively short time. Through various vocabulary activities, they can experience these new words in enjoyable ways, so they don't feel overwhelmed. As the vocabulary games and worksheets allow them to see and hear the words used in sentences providing real contexts, they not only remember the words but also know how to use them.

You can further enhance the 12th grade reading experience of your students by importing a vocabulary list specially prepared for one of the works your students are studying. You'll have a head start on teaching the new words without having to find vocabulary from scratch. But you can also add your own words and sentences or make alterations, once you've imported the list to your account. You can give 12th grade vocabulary tests and quizzes and use the available tools to track your students' progress.

Vocabulary for Increased Reading Comprehension

The interactive games, vocabulary worksheets, and other activities at VocabularySpellingCity give students a great advantage as they learn 12th grade vocabulary terms. Engaging in these activities is a far cry from simply memorizing lists of words and definitions. Instead, students experience the words in context as they read and listen to the provided sentences spoken aloud. As they then encounter the same vocabulary in other books from the grade twelve curriculum, they'll have greater comprehension of what they're reading.

Common Core State Standards for Literature

For 12th grade vocabulary and literature, the Common Core State Standards require that students should, "By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11–CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently." To prepare for college and career readiness (CCR), it's essential for students in the twelfth grade to know and comprehend the required high school vocabulary. With vocabulary lists that VocabularySpellingCity has created for works in the grade 12 literature curriculum, the students can use free vocabulary worksheets, word games, and other activities to reach their goals and graduate with proficiency in reading and comprehension. This knowledge and ability will serve them well in future academics and the writing of standardized tests. But it will also make their future reading more rich and enjoyable.

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