Recently, I spent some time deep diving a few words/phrases that I felt were important to discuss with my reading group prior to beginning the text. However, I asked students to circle any words or phrases that they were unsure of while reading the article with a partner. It was my intention to spend some time discussing these words as a group later in the week. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that some students took it upon themselves to deep dive/word web the identified words/phrases and share their understanding on their blogs. This is seen in Lillyana's blog post below.
I was really impressed with Lillyana's post because also took the time to indicate using a question mark (?) the possible definitions for the words she was exploring.