This is a list of related words and ideas for each of the IB Areas of Interaction. It is essential that students understand Areas of Interaction. All students connect strongly with certain words, but find little meaning in others. By supplying a diverse range of related words and ideas for each of the Areas of Interaction, students can quickly make connections to prior knowledge. With the use of the AOI Word Bank, subject matter will come alive as it is viewed through the lenses of the Areas of Interaction. The students and I use these lists during discussions, for planning projects, for writing, and while completing inquiry-based learning activities.