Updated 052517 This is a 2 page PPT file. The two pages, photocopied front-to-back, fold to provide everything having to do with vocabulary development in one place: spelling rules, prefixes, roots, suffixes, homonyms, homophones, homographs, international phonemic spellings (for dictionary understanding), figurative, connotation, denotative, and even more. The concept here is that this touches upon 18 ways to study words to increase vocabulary - all in one location. Works excellently as a companion to the WordSmith file that provides worksheets to tear words down weekly (or by unit) in such a manner. Stands alone as a handout, but should be given out with about 30 minutes instruction on its components so that students will come to value it as a resource.
Not one aspect of this file is new, what makes it innovative is that this is the first time ALL methods of word analysis and vocabulary development are located in one product! Can be useful to a foreign language course, as well!
*All Pocket Concepts foldables fit into a trading card protector for binders.
Addresses all CCSS Reading Language standards 8.4 and 8.5
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words
Use context (e.g function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word
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.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Interpret figures of speech (e.g. verbal irony, puns) in context.
Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.
Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., bullheaded, willful, firm, persistent, resolute).