Word Details

When students are learning new vocabulary, they benefit from learning many things about each new word. A graphic organizer can help students organize this new information. Four Square Parts is one kind of graphic organizer that helps students organize information about new vocabulary words. As they fill in each square of the organizer, students must learn and think about a different aspect of the word and its meaning. Students write a definition for the word and a context-rich sentence. They fill in the part, or parts, of speech and write the number of syllables in the word. Putting all of this information together will help students understand the word’s meaning and proper use. The syllable count will also help students with reading and pronunciation of unfamiliar words. Students can save, print, and collect their word details sheets to refer to when reading and writing.