The Reading Crew is a group of primary through middle school reading specialists. About three to four times a year, we share materials and ideas through blog link-ups. Enjoy reading through our posts and collecting free materials to use in your classroom this school year. For this link-up, I am super excited to share my newly updated Greek and Latin Prefixes Suffixes & Root Words. Keep reading to learn how to get Set 1 of this series for free during the week of August 11-18.
Greek and Latin Prefixes Suffixes & Root Words
According to a study by United Press International in 2016, most U.S. adults have a vocabulary of more than 42,000 words. Studies vary greatly on the number of words upper elementary students know. Most studies range between 17,000-50,000 words for the average 10-year-old. How do people learn so many words? They learn word parts.
Word parts are the building blocks that fit together to form thousands of combinations. Teaching students just one root word can help students work out the meanings of dozens of new words. Add prefixes and suffixes into the mix, and students’ vocabulary knowledge grows by leaps and bounds.
On top of this, when students practice using prefixes, suffixes, and roots, they not only add new words to their receptive vocabularies but begin using the words to express their ideas and thoughts. One great way to turn words from receptive to expressive is by playing word games and fun practice.
Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words Set 1
In my Prefix, Suffix, and Root Word Series, students practice ninety word-parts. This series includes activities in both printable and digital versions. For each affix or root word, users will find these activities.
- A video lesson with the accompanying organizer goes over the information students need to know, so having small groups learn different prefixes, suffixes, or root words is easy as the video lesson “becomes the teacher.”
- Students practice matching words to definitions with games. Games include Memory, Dots and Boxes, Aggravation, Tac Tac Toe, Hex, Loop, Bump, Blackout, and more. Student response pages hold students accountable for the information taught in the games.
- Finally, students complete an independent practice. Practice includes cloze activities, finding synonyms, categorizing words, analogies, puzzles, and more.
During this link-up, for one week only, Prefix Suffix and Root Word Set 1 is completely free. So, how do I get the free resource? It’s simple. Just fill out the form. After entering your name and email, click the submit button. You will be redirected to the link to get the pdf. After saving the resource, click your back button to continue reading this post which includes more great giveaways.
By filling out the form, you will receive the latest information about other giveaways and special offers approximately twice each month.
A Walk in the Words by Hudson Talbott
If you haven’t read A Walk in the Words by Hudson Talbott, you are in for a real treat. In this biographical picture book, Talbott tells about his trouble with reading words as a student. The book goes on to share information about many exceptional people who also experienced difficulties when learning how to read.
Sharing this book with your students is sure to provide a deeper understanding of struggling readers and lift the spirits of students who are feeling the same as Talbott.
This book is included in the raffle. You can sign up to win not only A Walk in the Words but a specially selected book from each member of this group.