Name: ______________________ Book Title: _________________________________

Date: ___________________        Pages we have read: __________ to __________

Literature Circle Role:    People in my group:__________________________________________

Word Wizard   

Your job:

Your job is to search for several [no more than three] words in this section of the book that are challenging or that others in the group might not know. After you find challenging words, find the sentence where they are used in the story, read the sentence out loud and give the meaning from context of that sentence. Use index cards to write the words on the front and on the back write the definitions that the group has agreed to and file the card. You may use this sheet as practice and then the index card as final copy.

Ask your group if they agree with the definition you have written. If they do not, then your group must rewrite the definition - you will record the new meaning.

Put your word in your word box for your group.

When you meet with your group:

First, share the challenging word you found by holding up the index card. Show them where the word is found in the story. Then, have each person try to predict the definition. After everyone has shared their ideas for definitions, you can tell them the real meaning of the word.

If they disagree you must look it up and then together rewrite the new definition. [you are the scribe]

 

 

 

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Word #1: _________________________ Page Number: ____________

Copy the sentence this word was used in. ________________________________

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Definition of the word: ________________________________________________

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Word #2: _________________________ Page Number: _______________

Copy the sentence this word was used in. __________________________________

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Definition of the word: ____________________________________________________________________

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Word #3: _________________________ Page Number: _______________

Copy the sentence this word was used in. __________________________________

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Definition of the word: ____________________________________________________________________

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