This handout is a list of common stems, or word parts, found in literature and ELA tests. It is the initial phase of my unique and effective vocabulary curriculum. Basically, a teacher guide of stems and word examples to teach cumulatively throughout the year.
The stems, or word parts, are chosen from the exceptional vocabulary workbook, “Word Within a Word.” The stems are taught cumulatively, adding five new stems each week. The workbook was great, but I found my students needed weekly practice so I created homework handouts and worksheets to accompany the vocabulary stems.
On this initial list I’ve provided multiple example words for every stem. The example words are classroom tested and student friendly. This list, in conjunction with the practice handouts, truly helps struggling readers break down difficult vocabulary words and challenges gifted students to enhance their own vocabulary and understanding of eptymology.