WHAT IS IT?
★ An anchor chart to be printed and hung in your room
★ A one-page quick reference to print for students to use all year reading complex texts, reading for comprehension, and analyzing + correcting sentence constructions (grammar)
WHAT'S THE CONTENT?
★ 60 Words Parts & Definitions: 19 Prefixes + Definitions, 23 Roots + Definitions, 18 Suffixes + Definitions
★ Comparison of word parts to navigating on a ship: each part of the ship has a specific purpose, just like word parts
★ Inclusion of most common and trickiest word parts for middle schoolers
★ Engaging, easy to utilize, and fun for students to keep as a quick reference throughout the year
HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO COMMON CORE/ TNREADY?
How do you teach students to make meaning of unknown words in increasingly complex texts, particularly in texts with lots of domain-specific vocabulary? Do your students know how to use word parts to deduce a word’s part of speech and whether it is used grammatically correctly in a sentence?
Students have had direct instruction around word parts for years; your students don’t need more lessons, they need better strategies to use word parts when analyzing a text’s meaning and sentence construction.
Deeply understand the role each word part plays within a word in addition to the definitions of word parts will set students up for success on Common Core/ TNReady-aligned assessments. This quick reference isn’t just a list of definitions; it is tool reminding students how and when to analyze word parts.
HOW DO I USE IT?
Print and give to all students. Require students to reference while reading texts and spotting grammatically errors (i.e. suffix analysis).
Hang it in your room as a constant reference for students.
Make the concept sticky by using the analogy of word parts representing a ship’s core functions that allow it to navigate the world. Students navigate their comprehension by identifying word parts and using them to redirect misunderstanding and clarify relationships within the text.
★ PPT Quick Reference
★ PDF formatted as an 8.5 by 11 (Ready to Print)
CHECK OUT THESE RELATED RESOURCES:
Author's Craft & Rhetorical Devices Anchor Chart + Foundational Student Handout
Comma Rules Anchor Chart
TNReady Item Sampler Alignment and ALL TEACHING GUIDES for Middle School ELA
TNReady Main Idea & Central Idea Lesson and Guided Practice
TNReady Need to Know: Resources & Test Overview
(Written by Middle School Writer, Mara Truslow, Copyright 2016).