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Word Wizard

  1. 1. Literature  Circle  Roles:   Word  Wizard   Your  job…is  to  be  on  the  lookout  for  special  words  in  the  section  you  read.   Here  are  some  reasons  for  choosing  a  word:   *interesting   *powerful     *new  word   *funny     *$100  word       *important   *different   *exciting   *difficult     *strange  Remember:   1) Choose  at  least  4  words  per  section  to  share  with  your  group.   2) Copy  down  the  sentence  the  word  is  in.   3) Enclose  it  in  “quotations.”   4) Underline  the  word.   5) Write  an  explanation  of  why  you  chose  the  each  word.   6) Explain  the  meaning  in  your  own  words.  (i.e.,  NOT  copied  from  the  dictionary!)    Example:  Pg. 92 “It isn’t his fault that his father hates foreigners” I picked this word because it is a$100 word. It was also difficult to say and to spell. Foreigners are people who come fromor live in another country.  When  you  meet….   1) Help  everyone  to  find  the  sentence  in  the  book  before  you  read  it  aloud.   2) Explain  why  you  chose  the  word.   3) Ask  if  anyone  thinks  they  know  what  it  means  from  context  clues.    Let  them  guess.   4) Read  your  definition.   5) Ask  if  everyone  agrees  on  your  definition.    (If  not,  look  it  up  in  another  dictionary.)   6) Have  the  group  grade  you  on  the  rubric.     4   3   2   1  Includes 4 or more Includes 3 special Includes just 2 Includes only 1special words words special words special wordsCreates great Creates good Definitions are Definitions aredefinitions in own definitions in own incorrect or not in incorrect and not inwords words own words own words      Student Name: ___________________________________ Score I think I deserve: _______Book Title: ____________________________________________________Date: _________________ Pages Read: ___________________ Score I got: _______
  2. 2. 1. Page: _____ Quote (remember the quotation marks): _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________I picked ____________ because__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Definition (in your own words): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2. Page: _____ Quote (remember the quotation marks): _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________I picked ____________ because__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Definition (in your own words): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________3. Page: _____ Quote (remember the quotation marks): _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________I picked ____________ because__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Definition (in your own words): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________4. Page: _____ Quote (remember the quotation marks): _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________I picked ____________ because__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Definition (in your own words): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  

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