Stronger Readers! Teach your intermediate grade and above readers advanced decoding skills. Provide your students practice recognizing and pronouncing word parts in multisyllabic words.
Familiarity with the individual parts of multisyllabic words is a crucial component of the advanced decoding ability necessary in the intermediate grades and above.
Learning to see and knowing how to pronounce these recurring word parts (prefixes, suffixes and bases/roots) (as well as small, already-known words inside large, many-syllable words) greatly enhances readers’ ability to tackle more advanced reading levels - particularly RL 4.0 and above. This is helpful for advanced third grade readers, crucial for fourth grade through middle school readers, and beneficial for struggling secondary readers. I’ve also used this program in second grade.
Use to reinforce advanced decoding using word parts study.
Use as a stand-alone whole-class or small-group practice activity,
as part of a mix-and-match game board day activity or
in a literacy center.
Please NOTE: this activity is designed to reinforce advanced decoding instruction through recognition of multisyllabic word parts – prefixes, suffixes and bases/roots, but does not provide practice on their meanings.
This activity is designed to complement advanced-decoding instruction you already have in place. Or you may wish to check out the year-long word parts interactive notebook, tickets out the door, flashcards, and a variety of other advanced decoding activities available from Word by Word to help you with advanced decoding instruction and practice @ http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Word-By-Word
Teacher Set Up Directions
Print game boards in color or black & white, then laminate for reuse or print in black and white for consumable use.
Print Directions for Play on back side of game board.
Cut out, then store word cards in snack-size zip lock baggie. Laminate if desired.
Make a game board and word sets for each student and use as a whole-class activity or make one or a few game boards for center or small-group activity.
Directions for Play
1 Game Board Per Player
1 Set of Word Cards
Recommended for 2 players. May play with more, or 2-player teams.
Mix all cards and place in one pile in center.
Players take turns drawing a card from the pile.
Players locate a word part on their game board that matches the word they draw, then place their card on the appropriate word part.
OR: Players may use markers (dry erase for laminated game boards/regular markers or highlighters for unlaminated game boards) to mark covered word parts, keeping their collected words in a pile.
Player returns word to the pile if that part is already covered on their board.
Players record their words on word sheet.
Play continues until one player’s board is filled.
Winner: Player who fills their board first wins.