12 Powerful Words

12 Powerful Words


These 12 words are words that stump students when they take tests. Students feel intimidated or confused by these words causing them to answer a question incorrectly when they know the answer. Teachers at KES will ensure all students understand and can utilize the 12 powerful words By doing so students will be better able to understand what a question is asking. The student will also become familiar with words that require higher order thinking skills.  


 Student Friendly Phrases

   Trace     List in Steps
 Analyze  Break Apart
 Infer  Read Between the Lines
 Evaluate  Judge
 Formulate  Create
 Describe  Tell All About
 Support  Back Up With Details
 Explain  Tell How
 Summarize  Give Me the Short Version
 Compare  All the Ways They Are Alike
 Contrast  All the Ways They Are Different
Predict  What Will Happen Next

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