I Have Who Has Types of Scientists--This set includes 24 cards (23 scientists). Students will practice decoding longer words, identifying Greek roots, and also practice syllabification with these cards. I tried to mix it up to include some common and some less common scientists.
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☞ Science Tool Speed Date
☞ Science Tool Word Wall (with Assessment)
☞Science Tool Task Cards
☞Scientists and Their Tools Nonfiction Reading Cards
☞Science Tool Sort
How to Play the Game:
Pass out one card to each student. The student with “Start Here” will read the first question. Students must listen carefully to figure out if they have the card in question. Since some of these are less common, you may want to provide clues with root words or additional definitions to help students out.
Decoding for Big Kids:
The purpose of this activity is not for students to memorize all of the scientists or how to spell them. Rather, it’s a great opportunity to be exposed to the different types of scientists. It also introduces new words and gives the opportunity to practice decoding large words and also understanding roots. One of the great things about the different scientists in this pack is that they all include at least one Greek root.
By the time students get to upper elementary school, they get less practice with decoding unfamiliar words simply because their sight vocabulary is so much larger at this point. This activity gives students practice encountering and figuring out unfamiliar words.
Additional Practice Pages Included:
Syllable Sort-have students sort the given words into the syllable jars.
Science Roots-have students find other words with the same roots and practice figuring out what they mean. (There is one option where the roots are included and a blank option to choose your own roots if there are others you would like to focus on.)
-Have students research a scientist to learn more about what he or she does.
-Have students discuss which type of scientist they might like to be one day.
-Have students learn new types of scientist and add their own cards to the game.