Textbook Vocabulary Word Boxes

Encourage the development of proactive readers with this graphic organizer, which prompts pupils to identify words they do not recognize as they are reading a textbook or literary piece.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • For homework, have students log any unknown terms they come across. Then, when assessing their comprehension of the text, give them the opportunity to use the notes they took using this graphic organizer
Pros

  • Includes spaces for students to note where to find the unknown word in the text, the term and definition, an "in my own words" definition, and illustration
  • Excellent study skill and reading accompaniment
Cons

  • None
Common Core