This amazing tool is student inspired \ co-designed for maximum effectiveness. Teacher and students looked at over 40 different graphic organizers designed to help students analyze a word and found that some were effective, but boring, others too busy to be effective, and others offering only half of what could be truly effective. So they decided to build their own, using images that meant something. The blowout star is for the word being analyzed because it is the star of the show, the right arrow to the right is the synonym because we read left to right and synonyms move in the same direction. The left arrow points to the left to illustrate that it means the opposite, and so on. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THIS FILE GO TOWARDS AN END OF THE YEAR PARTY FOR THE CLASS OF 2014-2015 for their help in selecting the designs to incorporate. It was a process. **NOTE: students challenged teacher: if this product maintains a 4 star rating through April, teacher will have to match funds for end of year celebration. P.S. please add this product's web page address to your social media and pass the word of what some creative 8th graders are up to. Thank you for your support!