12 Most Powerful Words
Parents please help your children to remember, spell, and define these words in different settings.  Research shows student performance improves with student comprehension of these words. 
1. Trace: list in steps
2. Analyze: break apart
3. Infer: read between the lines
4. Evaluate: judge
5. Formulate: creat
6. Describe: tell all about
7. Support: back up with details
8. Explain: tell how
9. Summarize: give me the short version
10. Compare: all the ways they are alike
11. Contrast: all the ways they are different
12. Predict: what will happen next
Last Modified on February 22, 2010