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Shizuko's Daughter: Concept of Definition Word Map

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Help your class use critical thinking when it comes to unfamiliar words. With vocabulary from Kyoko Mori's Shizuko's Daughter, kids write the word in the center of a graphic organizer, and find its category, comparisons, examples, and properties.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use with any list of vocabulary words, especially science terms
  • Have kids work in groups to complete a few of the words before assigning individual terms
  • Project document onto a whiteboard and complete the chart as a class with a dry erase marker
Classroom Considerations
  • You will definitely need to demonstrate how to fill out the organizer, as it can be complicated for struggling readers
  • Each page includes two graphic organizers
  • Provides a list of terms from the novel, as well as instructions and a worksheet with sample answers
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