This graphic organizer can be utilized throughout all elementary grade levels to help students build their academic vocabulary. This template coincides with Marzano's Six Step Process for Building Academic Vocabulary created by Robert Marzano.
Students will not only be increasing their vocabulary, they will also be practicing the essential skill of self reflection. Students will use the "My Understanding" scoring guide to reflect on how well they understand a word the day that it is introduced.
This graphic organizer can also be used in a Vocabulary Notebook/Binder which can be separated by subject area. This notebook can travel with students through the grades as a way for them to refer back to their learning.