This is a simple activity, using a graphic organizer, to help students understand a complex word. It can be used for basic vocabulary words, but is intended more for complex words they may not understand. It is especially appropriate for upcoming lessons that have words the students do not yet know, or do not know well.
It can be used in any grade. It may be more beneficial for middle and high grades, that begin to cover far more complex material than is covered in early grades.