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This is a complete UNIT or Bundle made up of the individual components available on my store but for a cheaper price. This product is much larger than you might think-- it's designed to take a whole semester even though it's only 118 root words.
2) Flash Cards
4) Dice Game
The Flash Cards are also color coded, and broken into the same chapters as the word list, in the same order. They are pre-typed and can be printed double-sided so all students need to do is cut them out.
It's designed in 10-14 word "chapters". Each root word has a definition and many example words. To teach it, all you do is put the master sheet onto the projector, and have the students copy down the meanings into the box. (I'd also encourage you to follow Robert Marzano's method for vocabulary acquisition-- a shortened version of which I included. His work is brilliant-- research based, methodical. ) Then, they can cut out the pre-made flashcards and pin them together.
The games are also completely pre-made. For the dice game, you'll need to print the sheets out and cut them along the dotted line. For the fly swatter game, you simply need to put it on the projector. Each chapter has it's own individual games-- and I made each game for every chapter. These work especially great for low-reading, or low-spelling kids who need more repetition. It also works on turn-sharing and small-social interactions. I've had students with autism love this activity, and I've had gifted and talented kids also love it, too.
The teacher resources at the back include an example calendar, which you can comb through. Please bust it open and use it as you see fit. I think these resources would be perfect for special educators all the way through high school because the roots include especially ones that are seen in biology, geometry and physical science. For the gifted kids or ones needing enrichment, I included another 110 words with an answer key-- and it's completely focused on upper level sciences (anatomy, physics, chemistry, and biology.)
Over 100 high-frequency root words, prefixes and suffixes are included in an easy-to-use packet. Students can copy down the meaning of the roots to memorize. It includes hundreds of multi-syllabic example words for each root word.
For more on what this is, check out post on the subject: Why Root Words RULE
I designed this to work for a full semester. Just throw a Root Words page onto the projector on Monday and have the kids copy down another 10 words. You can conduct study sessions in class throughout the week, by using games or activities, or you can simply require independent study. I like to quiz every Friday. 10 words is NOT too many.
Please see the Unit Calendar which is included for more direction on how this might be taught. I like to have a cumulative test of all 100+ words at the end of the semester. I find this increases retention, and is relatively easy to teach and grade. Plus, kids generally like how applicable the words are. They're so familiar, so frequent, so abundant.
This semester-long unit is aimed at 7th grade to 9th grade. I have taught it for a couple years. Kids like learning the roots and have fun putting together words that they find applicable in their science, math and history classes.
I've purposely scoured the textbooks of those subjects at the 7th grade level to decide what words would be interdisciplinary.
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