Words within Words is a full 24 week classroom unit aligned with Common Core Standards that allows students to interact with and learn common root words, prefixes, and suffixes. Each week students are given 5 "word parts" that they will focus on during the week. The unit comes with word parts for 24 weeks. Throughout the week, the teacher can refer back to the word roots, give examples, dig deeper into the meaning and relationship between the words, and even add words to a classroom Word Wall. This unit can be customized to meet your individual classroom needs. It also comes with 12 quizzes that test the students' knowledge of the meanings and challenges them to explain and apply this knowledge as well.
This has been used in my classroom, and I was amazed at the growth in vocabulary development and word meaning. Teaching root words, prefixes, and suffixes gives students the tools to fully understand word meaning and how to figure out unfamiliar words.