Knowledge of Vocabulary/Key Terms

Determine the appropriate meanings of words, phrases, or statements from figurative or technical contexts.
       

Graphic Organizers

Three Column Chart Three-Column Chart
Concept Definition Concept of Definition

 

Summary and Constructed-Response Templates

Knowledge of Vocabulary/Key Terms

 

Questions/ Prompts

  1. Define the following term _______________.
  2. Define what is meant by . . .
  3. Define ___________ from the context clues.
  4. Provide an example and non-example of _______.
  5. What does the word __________ mean?
  6. As it is used, the word _________ means . . .
  7. The quote means . . .
  8. The author defines ________ as being . . .
  9. _________ literally means . . .
  10. When someone says _________ he/she means . . .
  11. The author’s use of the word __________is meant to convey the . . .
  12. Which of the following best explains _____ in the quote _________?

 

Hand Signals for Focusing on the Skills & Strategies

Point three fingers up like a W (word) and then three fingers down like an M (meaning).