In this literacy instructional activity, students find the words that are part of the word wheel. The extension could be to include vocabulary words from content areas.
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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
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
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
First, Then, Last, Finally, Meanwhile, At Last
Learning to determine the sequence of events in a story is fundamental to the success of young readers. Luckily, there are series of common transitional words and phrases that authors use to provide clues for determining when events...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Compound Word Trivia
Teach children how small, simple words can join together to make large compound words with a fun vocabulary game. Working in pairs, students take turns drawing definition cards as they attempt to identify all of the compound words on the...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words/Base Words
Get your class on track with their affixes by covering prefixes, suffixes, and root words in depth. This short three-lesson unit includes vocabulary lists to study, detailed plan procedures, and some accompanying worksheets.
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading a Classic Novel
Charles Dickens offers an excellent example of sensory writing in this reading comprehension instructional activity. Learners read excerpts from the novel Hard Times in which he describes the New England industrial city of Coketown. They...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed