Our class is very fast-paced. It is important for students to be familiar with the vocabulary of a lesson so that they recognize the terminology before we go in-depth with it.
Each chapter, I assign a vocabulary matrix. I generally give two weekends in between the assigned date and the due date. The vocabulary matrices count towards the 40% category of my students' grades. If a student's grade is not good in my class, one of the first things I ask is, "Have you done your vocabulary matrices?"
Vocabulary Matrix Layout - This is the general expectation of what your vocabulary matrix should look like.
Chapter 1 Vocabulary Matrix - Assigned Tuesday 8/21/18, Due Monday 8/27/18
Chapter 2 Vocabulary Matrix - Assigned Wednesday 9/5/18, Due Tuesday 9/11/18
Chapter 3 Vocabulary Matrix - Assigned Wednesday 9/19/18, Due Tuesday 9/27/18
Chapter 4 Vocabulary Matrix - Assigned Wednesday 10/3/18, Due Thursday 10/11/18 (1, 3, 5) or Friday 10/12/18 (2, 4, 6)