Words Worthy of Investigation

Teachers need to help students to be able to understand when they need to look deeper at a word. There are 4 reasons to spend time looking at a word.

4 Reasons to Look Deeper at a Word

  1. I don’t understand the word
  2. I have seen the word a lot recently and I want to understand it better.
  3. The word is used in a different context than what I am used to.
  4. The word is interesting or unique to me.

Using Sketch to Stretch deepens a students’ understanding of a word. Below is a visual to give you an idea of a way to use sketch to stretch when looking deeper at a word.