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12 Powerful Verbs.Ppt  Version 2

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    12 Powerful Verbs.Ppt  Version 2 12 Powerful Verbs.Ppt Version 2 Presentation Transcript

    • Standardized Testing
      • 12 Powerful Verbs
    • What are the 12 Powerful Verbs?
      • The 12 powerful verbs are those that appear most often on standardized tests.
      • “ By using these terms daily in the classroom and including them on tests, you give students a tool that will vastly improve their chance for test success.” – Larry Bell
    • Goals for Today:
      • Become familiar with the 12 powerful verbs.
      • Explore ways to incorporate the 12 powerful verbs into classroom instruction.
    • In your group, brainstorm the 12 verbs you expect to see on the 12 Powerful Verbs list. You have 5 minutes to complete this task.
    • Predict
      • Make an educated (smart) guess.
      • Hypothesize.
      • Tell what could or may happen.
      • Look into the future.
    • Contrast
      • List differences.
      • Tell all the ways they are different.
    • Compare
      • List how they are the same.
      • Tell all of the ways they are alike.
    • Summarize
      • Tell the most important part.
      • Give the bottom line.
      • Tell the main ideas.
      • Tell the beginning, middle, and end.
      • Put it in a nutshell.
    • Explain
      • Tell all about.
      • Tell what and why.
      • Tell or show how.
      • Teach to someone else.
    • Support
      • Provide reasons.
      • Tell reasons.
      • Give Examples.
      • Back it up.
      • Prove it.
    • Describe
      • Tell about.
      • Show me.
      • List details.
      • Paint a picture with words.
    • Formulate
      • Come up with.
      • Make a plan.
      • Develop.
      • Create.
      • Put together.
    • Evaluate
      • Judge.
      • Find the value of.
      • Examine or Solve.
      • Test for the truth.
      • Tell the good and the bad.
    • Infer
      • Figure out.
      • Read between the lines.
      • Discover what they are trying to say.
      • Find the hidden meaning.
    • Analyze
      • Think through.
      • Break apart.
      • Break into pieces.
      • Tell about the different parts.
    • Trace
      • Follow the path.
      • Track.
      • Outline.
      • List in steps.
    • 12 Powerful Verbs Matching Game
      • Match each task card to its corresponding powerful verb card.
      • You have 10 minutes for this activity.
    • Thunder and Lightning usually happen at the same time. Why do you usually see the lightning before you hear the thunder? ?
    • Infer figure out, read between the lines
    • Tell how plant and animal cells are similar. ?
    • Compare how they are the same, how they are alike.
    • Some birds have tiny particles of iron in parts of their bodies that are connected by nerves to their brains. What could be the function of these particles? ?
    • Predict make an educated guess, form a hypothesis
    • Design an experiment to test if the color of an ice cube affects how quickly it will melt. ?
    • Formulate come up with a plan, develop, create
    • Provide evidence for the Theory of Continental Drift. ?
    • Support Give examples, back it up, tell reasons
    • Brian has blue eyes, but both of his biological parents have brown eyes. How is this possible? ?
    • Explain tell how, tell what and why, teach someone else
    • Give a brief description of how the elements are arranged on the periodic table. ?
    • Summarize tell the main parts, bottom line, main ideas
    • Pretend you are a drop of water. Discuss the changes you would undergo as you travel through each stage of the water cycle. ?
    • Trace follow, track, outline, list in steps
    • Tell the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources. ?
    • Contrast list differences, tell how they are different
    • While wearing safety goggles and gloves, use your dissecting kit to dissect the frog at your table. ?
    • Analyze think through, break apart, break into pieces
    • Discuss the pros and cons of using alternative sources of energy including water, wind, and geothermal energy. ?
    • Evaluate Judge value of, tell about good and bad
    • Look at the picture of the biome on pg. 788 of your textbook. Tell what you see, including all of the abiotic and biotic factors. ?
    • Describe tell about, list details
    • Read Aloud Activity
      • Student #1 Reads Paragraph.
      • Student #2 Summarizes Paragraph.
      • Student #3 Formulates a question about the paragraph using one of the 12 Powerful Verbs.
      • Student #4 Answers the question.
    • 12 Powerful Verbs that will lead to academic success!
      • Trace
      • Analyze
      • Infer
      • Evaluate
      • Formulate
      • Describe
      • Support
      • Explain
      • Summarize
      • Compare
      • Contrast
      • Predict