Word Up! Words of the Week for 2/1 – 2/5


INITIATIVE: n. (person, place, thing, or concept)

  1. an introductory act or step; leading action
  • Sentence:
    • Students seeking the best out of their education need to take the initiative; you have the chance to get back more than you invest.


PRESUME: v.. (describes an action)

  1. to take for granted, assume something, or suppose
  • Sentence:
    • Never presume you understand what another person is going through; listen and learn.


RECOVERY: n. (person, place, thing, or concept)

  1. the regaining of or possibility of regaining something lost, taken, or disturbed
  • Sentence:
    • The custodians perform acts of recovery every day, from picking up trash left from students to returning furniture to its original setting.


SCOPE: n. (person, place, thing, or concept)

  1. extent or range of view, outlook, application, operation, effectiveness, etc.
  • Sentence:
    • Teachers look at the entire scope of a student’s progress to assess college and career readiness.


MATH Level 3 Power Up Word of the Week

INTERCEPT: n. (person, place, thing, or concept)

  1. The distance from the origin to the point which a line, curve, or surface intersects a coordinate axis.
  • Sentence:
    • The math students were trying to find the intercept point on the graph.