I dentify each unfamiliar word.

"When I read this sentence, I had trouble understanding what isometry means."

 The reflected square WXYZ is the isometry of square ABCD.

F ind the definition of the word.

"When I read the words around isometry, I still have trouble figuring out what its definition might be. The context clues in the sentence tell me that somehow a figure and its reflection combine to make an isometry. To help me understand the word, I will look it up in the index of my geometry book. The definition in my book tells me an isometry is a transformation in which a figure and its image are equal reflections of each other."

I solate the word.

"To help me remember the word isometry, I will write it on the front of a note card."

T ell yourself the definition of the word.

"Isometry is a transformation in which a figure and its image are equal reflections of each other. I will write this definiton on the back of my note card to help me remember."

F ind a key word.

"I see the words I and me in the word isometry. This word means equal reflections of each other and the words I and me are also equal reflections of the same thing."

I magine an interaction.

"When I stand in front of a mirror, I'm looking at me. I'm standing there looking at my reflection. To help me remember the meaning of the word isometry, I will think of a boy looking at himself in the mirror."

T hink about your strategy.

"When I have to remember the definition of the word isometry, I will think of the words I and me and I will picture a boy looking at himself in the mirror and seeing his reflection."

S tudy the strategy.

"I will study my note card with the definiton of isometry. I will also think of the words I and me and the picture a boy looking at himself in a mirror."

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