Powerful Vocabulary is a video program done by Center students in defining and applying problem solving and process skills to further their knowledge with tested vocabulary.  Each edition focuses on a different essential vocabulary word, defines the word, then demonstrates how to apply the skill.
 
 
Short video explanation
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Extra practice
Analyze video
4th graders Torin, Kelsey, and Samantha explain how to analyze.
Try some of these to practice analyzing . . . 
Shapes in a T-Chart
Venn Diagrams
Logic Venn Games (from PBS Kids Cyberchase)
6th graders Tiendra, Kiena, and Christian explain how to analyze.
Can you analyze . . .
- characters from the book you're reading?
- traits of animals?
- similarities and differences between cultures?
4th graders Taylor and Jasod explain how to classify.
Try some of these to practice classifying . . . 
Buffalo uses
(right click, save target as)
Simple Machines (right click, save target as)
Habitats (right click, save target as)
4th graders Carlas, Jor'Don, and Shacoya explain how to compare.
Try some of these to practice comparing . . . 
Contrast a rural setting to an urban setting.
Contrast a mammal to a reptile.
Contrast a fable to a fairy tale.  
3rd graders Kennedy, Naja, and Makayla explain how they compare.
Try some of these to practice comparing . . .  
Compare these forms of measurement
Compare these "sound devices".
Compare these animals.
4th graders Olivia, Marissa, and Wendy explain how to contrast.
Try some of these to practice contrasting . . . 
Contrast a rural setting to an urban setting.
Contrast a mammal to a reptile.
Contrast a fable to a fairy tale. 
4th graders Miranda and Harrison explain how to describe.
Try some of these to practice describing . . .  
What would it have been like to travel the Oregon Trail?
What were the first frontier highways like?
Describe how why we have seasons.
4th graders Jezreel, Mariah, and Taylor explain how to diagram.
Try some of these to practice diagramming . . .  
Favorite activities
Favorite foods
Diagrams and maps
5th graders Alison, Kate and Sonia explain how to evaluate.
 
4th graders Dale, MyKah, and Alexia explain how to explain.
 
4th graders Sam, Dalton, and TJ explain how to infer.
Try some of these to practice inferring . . .  
Stop and think about what you have read then make an inference with the next story or book you read.
5th graders Ashlee, Ronnie, and Nonica explain how to persuade.
Try some of these to practice persuading . . .  
The next nice day, persuade your teacher to eat outside.
Persuade your mom to get you something you've wanted.
** Remember not to beg or demand! Instead give reasons why you are trying to convince.
4th graders Cordell, Zach, and Dominic explain how to predict.
 
5th graders Alison, Kate and Sonia explain how to summarize.
Try some of these to practice summarizing . . . 
Try using the Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then, Finally steps to summarize a story or book that you are currently reading!
5th graders Steven, Jake and Ryan explain how to support.
Try some of these to practice supporting . . .  
Ask you teacher for a science or social studies question or problem to practice supporting!
6th graders Diamond, David and Kendra explain how to trace.
Try one of these to practice tracing . . .
- Trace the steps of a multiplication problem
- Trace the steps for persuasive or expository writing

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