Semantic Feature Analysis



Semantic Feature Analysis is a visual/graphic organizer that connects key ideas or vocabulary to major concepts. It is used to understand relationships between key words and their attributes.

When to use

this strategy:

As a pre/post reading activity

As a comparison tool

To identify key attributes

To define

To review for a test



To identify traits of a character

To define the number of sides and angles of geometric terms

To define key characteristics of various Ancient Civilizations

To determine the differences between solids, liquids, and gases


What does

it look like?

Click here to see an example of a Semantic Feature Analysis.

How to use

this strategy:

Students are given the Semantic Feature Analysis grid. Students complete the grid before, during, and after reading to engage them in the learning process. Students can also use this grid as an easy review tool.