The Watsons Go To Birmingham Vocabulary

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Vocabulary

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In this activity, students can demonstrate their understanding of vocabulary words. The example provided is delinquent, and its definition is, “a young person who gets in trouble frequently”. In the text, Byron is considered a delinquent when he lights toys on fire in the bathroom. The second example is emulate. The definition of the word is “to match or copy, especially by imitating”. Byron’s teacher advises him to emulate his brother’s studious behavior. The last vocabulary example is jabber, which means “to talk in a noisy, excited way”. Rufus, Kenny’s new friend, jabbers to him about different topics.



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Demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words in The Watsons Go to Birmingham by creating visualizations.


  1. Choose three vocabulary words from the story and type them in the title boxes.
  2. Find the definition in a print or online dictionary.
  3. Write a sentence that uses the vocabulary word.
  4. Illustrate the meaning of the word in the cell using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
    • Alternatively, use Photos for Class to show the meaning of the words with the search bar.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

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