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  • 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