Let's help close the achievement gap by teaching the 12 Power Words! It doesn't matter the grade or content area; these are the common words that cause students to crumble if students are not familiar with these terms and the ways in which we use them. Knowing these words can in fact cause students to answer questions correctly. Teach these words to your students by familiarizing the words with them on a DAILY BASIS. A one time lesson will cause a temporary understanding. Common Core encourages academic rigor; therefore by incorporating these words daily, it will in return increase test scores, cognitive abilities, and the child's over all academic achievement!
To help students feel better acquainted with the words, implement them into tests, class assignment, and homework assignments. Model these words through various instructional techniques.
Trace - List in Steps
Analyze- Break apart
Infer-Read between the lines
Support- Back up with details
Summarize- Give me a short version
Compare-All the ways they are alike
Contrast-All the ways they are different
Predict- What will happen next
I hope these few words find you well!