12 Powerful Words

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Selected Strategies to Close the Achievement Gap(Larry Bell) : 

Selected Strategies to Close the Achievement Gap(Larry Bell) UNRAAVEL 12 Powerful Words

Review: UNRAAVEL : 



REVIEW: UNRAAVEL U - underline the title N - Now, predict the passage R - Run through & number the paragraphs A - Are you reading the questions? A - Are the important words circled? V - Venture through the passage (read it) E - Eliminate wrong answers L - Let the questions be answered

12 Powerful Words : 

12 Powerful Words Increase Test Scores and Help Close the Achievement Gap

What do we mean by powerful words? : 

What do we mean by powerful words? These are the words that stump students when they take standardized tests. Students may feel intimidated or confused by these words causing them to answer a question incorrectly when they know the answer. If taught systematically – frequently, throughout the school day – student achievement will increase.

12 Powerful Words : 

12 Powerful Words Help all students: To better understand what each question means To become familiar with words that require higher order thinking skills To relieve test anxiety To achieve better on tests

What can you do? : 

What can you do? Check out these words and use them with students on a daily basis. Ask students to use the words in their written responses to homework. Have students make up their own questions utilizing these words. By incorporating these words in your student’s daily life you will be helping to boost their academic achievement.

Teachers: : 

Teachers: Spend 7 to 10 minutes a day introducing these words, they can have a big impact on test results. Include these words on classroom tests to make student more familiar with them. Model these words in the classroom through questioning techniques.

Trace : 

Trace Example: Using lab, classroom references or your notes, trace the steps of cell mitosis. List in 1, 2, 3 order List in steps Sequence

Analyze : 

Analyze Example: Which of the following analyzes how the author used personification? Break apart Think through Break into pieces

Infer : 

Infer Example: In the story, infer how Red Riding Hood felt when she realized the wolf was Grandma? Read between the lines What do you think?

Evaluate : 

Evaluate Example: Evaluate the value of x in this equation. Tell the good and the bad. Judge its worth.

Formulate : 

Formulate Example: Formulate an opinion about this issue and express it in a short paragraph. Come up with; create. Plan

Describe : 

Describe Example: Which of the following best describes the author’s mood? Tell in your own words Who, What, When, Where, Why, How

Support : 

Support Example: Which of the following sentences best supports the main idea: ………… Back up with details Tell why How do you know? Provide evidence.

Explain : 

Explain Example: Based on this paragraph, explain how viruses spread from one person to another. Teach me or show me. Who, What, When, Where, Why, How Tell the steps.

Summarize : 

Summarize Example: Which of the following best summarizes the story? Give me the short version. Tell the main idea.

Compare : 

Compare Example: Compare the government of Great Britain to the government of the United States. How are they the same? How are they alike?

Contrast : 

Contrast Example: Contrast the government of the United States and Cuba. How are they different?

Predict : 

Predict Example: In a short paragraph, predict how the story will end. What will happen next? What will happen in the future?

Resources : 

Resources 12 Powerful Words Poems & Rap YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdsaLduyChw (go to You Tube and enter Pueblo 12 Words) 12 Powerful Words (and quiz) 12 Powerful Words Flashcards 12 Powerful Words That Increase Test Scores Twelve Test Words that Trip Up Students 12 Powerful Words Quiz 12 Powerful Words Flashcards 12 Powerful Words Printable Flashcards Online Resources Larry Bell’s Directions Larry Bell Presentation 12 Powerful Words Bookmarks Unraavel A Math Problem Unraavel Reading 12 Powerful Words Posters

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