Students will craft a dictionary that explores root words, prefixes, suffixes, and complex words. This will help students understand how our language can be morphed to broaden their repertoire of words.The purpose of creating a dictionary is also to encourage students to view words differently, add their own “slants” to words, and practice using the dictionary as a research tool.
The document includes a task sheet, rubric, and graphic organizers. There is also a modified set of the task sheet, rubric, and graphic organizers. Additionally there is a framed dictionary for students who need further assistance.