Phon Root Clues/CCSS Grades 4-8

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This product introduces students to the root, phon-. It provides engaging activities to reinforce the meaning of this root and to apply its meaning to unknown words.

Students will focus on four words that share this root. These target words are introduced in a brief narrative, and students are required to use context clues to determine their meanings. Once meanings are verified, students engage with these words by writing definitions, drawing pictures, completing sentence stems, and listing related words and phrases. There are two sets of target words.

More practice is provided with games. Concentrate, a matching game, matches words to definitions and words to sentences. In addition, there is a board game in which players attempt to be the first to reach the Root Word Forest by correctly selecting one of four words to complete a sentence in order to move along the path that leads to the forest.

An additional word list is provided along with “Word Parts Boxes”, a strategy for identifying word parts.

Word Wall cards with illustrations are included to help you and your students review the words and definitions throughout the year. Suggestions on how to use the Word Wall cards are also provided.

Additional features:

· Student Goals/CCSS

· Teaching Tips for preparation and use of product

· Tree Root Maps

· Generic response sheets to use with additional words

· Game Directions

· Answer Key for Root Word Forest Adventure game

· Answer Key for Word Parts Boxes

· Link to lists of commonly used roots and affixes

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., precede, recede, secede).
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.


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