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, 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 ten pages:
Page 1-4: Detailed plan for a 5-day implementation including suggested oral quiz and sort
Page 5: Typed clues for students to work on in small groups, guided groups, or independent learning centers.
Page 6: 2 Word lists for quicker copying
Page 7: Letter grid to make letters for students to manipulate.
Page 8: Three questions assessing multiple meaning words, context clues, and word origins.
Page 9-10: Cooperative Learning master and instructions
How I use in the classroom:
I had my students in small groups based on student need. On day 1, groups worked together to read the clues and manipulate the letters to form their first best guess. My coteacher and I each had a small group that needed additional help.
On day 2, we would echo read the list together several times while focusing on several of the more difficult words. Students then received the numbered list to check their Day 1 responses.
On day 3, we would chorally read the list, conduct a mini lesson on one or two word families and have students do a word sort in spelling notebooks.
On day 4, whole group review of word families and cooperative learning review activity.
On day 5, students take test which is only 8 of the most difficult words, 2 new words reinforcing the minilesson, and #11- the "big word."
There will be 36+ lessons for you to choose from depending on the needs of your students.
***If you need a specific word part highlighted, shoot me an email and I can create a list to fit your needs.
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i used to have sets that the kids would pull letters from each week but they got quickly tattered and unorganized. i find it less time consuming now to print 8 copies, cut, and then one of my early arrivals makes the sets and puts them in envelopes ready for partner use. it takes a total of about 5 minutes to prep now!
If you have a specific affix that is not listed yet, let me know and I can prioritize that one for my next list. I am posting them as I use them with my kids, so my order or need may not match yours...will be happy to do an extra ahead of time! :0)
October 14, 2012
I am excited to use these in my learning stations!