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Please remember: you know your students best, and will add to or change this strategy as needed for your individual students. Happy Teaching!!
Monday: Uncover the meaning of the stem. Take 2 words the students know. Define these words in a kid friendly way so they explicitly see the meaning of the stem.
Example: portable – able to be carried; transport – carry around; so port = carry.
Tuesday: Brainstorm other words derived from the stem for a class list. Turn it into a game: each team gets 1 point per word that contains the stem, and 3 points for words that no other team finds. They must justify how it relates to the meaning from yesterday. Using the Monday example, important would not go on the list.
Wednesday: Search for more words built from the stem. Encourage the use of dictionaries, textbook glossaries, and other resources from the classroom.
Thursday/Friday: Review vocabulary built from the stem (and previously studied stems). In the past, I always created a simple to prepare Jeopardy game using index cards and a pocket chart.
For a free printer-friendly guide and Jeopardy number cards, please click on the picture below to download from my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Please remember to leave me feedback on TpT if you choose to download this resource! I appreciate it!
What do you think? How is this approach similar to other approaches you have tried? How is it different? Be sure to share in the comments below!