Civil War OverviewSources and Citations

12 Powerful Words: To help prepare for Standardized Tests




1) Predict: What will happen next? What will happen in the future?
2) Evaluate: Judge its worth.
3) Explain: Tell how. Who, What, Where, When, How
4)Support: Back up with details. Tell why. How do you know.
5) Analyze: Break apart, Think through.
6) Trace: List in 1, 2, 3 order. List in steps. Sequence.
7) Infer: Read between the lines. What do you think?
8) Formulate: Come up with. Plan.
9) Describe:Tell in your own words. Who, What, Where, When, Why, How.
10) Summarize: Give me the short version.
11) Compare: How are they the same or alike?
12) Contrast: How are they different?





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