Buzzword Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.9-10.5.A

Core Standard

Buzzwords are terms that are often used in the business world. They are usually words or phrases that communicate technical meanings and they often used to sound important. To the general person, outside of that industry, buzzwords hold little to no meaning. Buzzwords are often referred to as “show off” words because they often are used to reflect the speaker’s level of knowledge or status with the community. While these types of vocabulary terms may seem a bit snobbish and something you may want to avoid using in your communications, they can hold a great deal of meaning and validate your thoughts in the right settings. Below you will find a series of worksheets that will help us explore these types of terms and help students learn when to use them in their communications.