Students practice reading and spelling mono and polysyllabic words using various decoding strategies. Through guided practice, they are introduced to a step-by-step process for reading and spelling familiar and unfamiliar words.
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Compound Word Trivia
Engage young learners in expanding their vocabulary with these fun games and activities. Children learn how compound words, root words, and affixes provide clues about the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary. These six activities get...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Flash Card Games
Expand the vocabulary of young readers with this series of five activities based the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. From playing bingo to group storytelling, a variety of different approaches are presented...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Building Vocabulary: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
Word roots, prefixes, and suffixes can hold the key to determining the meaning of a host of different words. Included here are five pages of prefixes, roots, and suffixes paired with their meanings and example words.
3rd - 10th English Language Arts
Greek and Latin Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
How can adding a prefix or suffix to a root word create an entirely new word? Study a packet of resources that focuses on Greek and Latin roots, as well as different prefixes and suffixes that learners can use for easy reference
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Morpheme Structures: Compound Word Puzzles
Putting word parts together to make compound words is kind of like working on a puzzle; when two pieces fit together, you just know! Invite your kids to play with these word puzzle pieces to create 12 different compound words. They...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Divide your class into teams of x's and o's and give each an index card with their team symbol on it. They get in single file lines and the teacher gives one student a word to spell. If he/she spells it correctly, then he/she gets to...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Improve Your Spelling with the Visual Thesaurus
Using Visual Thesaurus software, class members participate in a computer-based spelling bee. Then they work in groups to analyze the words and use deductive reasoning to infer spelling patterns. They then present one of their "rules" to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable