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Common Core Vocabulary-Critical Verbs

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analyze
the act of separating a whole into parts in order to understand that whole.
(Any analysis of a literary work requires that the writer understand the intention (i.e., the theme) of the work and how that theme is revealed in the course of the work.)
articulate
able to express oneself clearly and well
cite
to quote by way of example, authority, or proof
compare
to examine the character or qualities of especially in order to discover resemblances or differences
comprehend
to grasp the nature, significance, or meaning of; to understand
contrast
compare or appraise in respect to differences
delineate
to describe, portray, or set forth with accuracy or in detail (delineate a character in the story) or (delineate the steps to be taken by the government)
demonstrate
to prove or make clear by reasoning or evidence; to illustrate and explain especially with many examples
describe
to represent or give an account of in words
determine
to find out or come to a decision about by investigation, reasoning, or calculation (determine the answer to the problem)
develop
to set forth or make clear by degrees or in detail : expound (as in, develop a thesis)
distinguish
to notice or recognize a difference between people or things
draw
to infer from evidence or premises or to produce a likeness or representation of by making lines on a surface
evaluate
to determine the significance, worth, or condition of usually by careful appraisal and study
explain
to make plain or understandable or to show the logical development or relationships of
identify
to show who someone is or what something is
infer
to derive as a conclusion from facts or premises (we see smoke and infer fire)
integrate
to combine (two or more things) to form or create something
interpret
to explain or tell the meaning of : present in understandable terms
locate
to find the place or position of (something or someone)
organize
to form into a coherent unity or functioning whole (trying to organize her thoughts)
paraphrase
a statement that says something that another person has said or written in a different way
refer
to look at or in (something) for information
retell
to tell again or in another form
suggest
to offer for consideration or as a hypothesis or to call forth : evoke
support
to promote the interests or cause of; to uphold or defend as valid or right
synthesize
Includes: (1) It accurately reports information from the sources using different phrases and sentences; (2) It is organized in such a way that readers can immediately see where the information from the sources overlap;. (3) It makes sense of the sources and helps the reader understand them in greater depth.
trace
to discover by going backward over the evidence step by step
summarize
to tell (information) again using fewer words
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