You will find everything you need to actively engage your kids in word play and exploration to develop vocabulary and word analysis skills as students seek to discover what the "big word" of the week is. Suggestions are provided for a five day routine. I use a list each week for the whole school year. With consistent reinforcement, your students will LOVE words and become vocabulary wizards!
These lessons are great for reinforcing use of context clues, multisyllabic word decoding, affix & root knowledge, and reading fluency. Rather than using verbal cues, I have created written clues for students to decipher in small groups while I work with another small group.
The INDESTRUCTIBLE list can be used to reinforce:
*prefix re- & in-
*suffix -ible, -er, & -est
* roots struct and cred
Included are 12 pages:
Page 2-5: Detailed plan for a 5-day implementation including suggested oral quiz and sort
Page 6: Typed clues for students to work on in small groups, guided groups, or independent learning centers.
Page 7: 2 Word lists for quicker copying
Page 8: Letter grid to make letters for students to manipulate.
Page 9: Three questions assessing multiple meaning words, context clues, and word origins.
Page 10-11: Cooperative Learning game cards and instructions
Check out this Google doc for a spreadsheet that includes currently available word lists with affiliated affixes, roots, and other spelling patterns to assist you in choosing the right lists for your kids!
Word Play Grid
If you are interested in the first five lists I typically start each year with, then the discounted Getting Started Bundle
might be right for you!
Also, to help organize your word webs and create an interactive word wall experience check out
Intermediate Affix & Root Word Wall
***If you need a specific word part highlighted, shoot me an email and I can create a list to fit your needs.