Vocabulary: Word Analysis, Meaning Map

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Lead young learners to understand new vocabulary with this series of word maps. The first of these organizers asks children to determine the definition and provide examples and descriptions of each word with the help of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference materials. The other two resources are intentionally left blank, allowing teachers to supplement their categories and questions for mapping out new terms.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Model the correct use of this resource before assigning it to the class
  • These graphic organizers can address vocabulary in any subject area, either during a whole group lesson, as a center during rotations, or even as a homework assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes children have prior experience using reference materials to examine new vocabulary
  • Includes a list of necessary materials and directions for using the graphic organizers

Common Core