Definition Mapping

Pick apart a word to really get to the bottom of its meaning and purpose. Individuals write the word in question in the middle of the page. They then fill out the rest of the map, which includes characteristics of the word, comparisons, examples, and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Complete a study of a single complex word as a class and assign a second for homework
  • Use this map to examine a guiding term related to your unit of study
Common Core