The Color of Water: Word Square Instructions

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Immaculate, accumulation, dissipation. Vocabulary drawn from chapter 16 of James McBride's memoir, The Color of Water, can prove to be challenge for readers. To help kids understand the meaning of these words and what they add to the story, class members create word squares that include the word, its definition, a sentence that includes context clues, and an illustration.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have readers create their own word list and word squares for the following chapters
Classroom Considerations
  • The sixth in a series of seven resources designed to be used with The Color of Water
  • A model for how to construct word squares is included, as is a rationale for the strategy, step-by-step directions, the word list, and student-friendly definitions and context sentences are provided
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