July 21, 2013

Giveaway and 5th Grade Morphology Pack

Are you ready to enter another giveaway??  How about win another prize??

Well, I thought I would spread the word about Reading and Writing Redhead's 200 follower giveaway.

Help her celebrate this fantastic milestone by clicking on the picture above.  This adorable pic will take you to her blog where you can enter for a chance to win! Best of luck to you all. :)

In other news I am really excited about a product I just posted to TPT!!  As you all know this summer I am super into interactive notebooks.  Thus, I just finished making an interactive notebook resource for 5th grade that teaches morphology (prefixes, suffixes and root words) for the  ENTIRE YEAR!!

The pack includes a 5th grade morphology list of prefixes, suffixes and roots  based off of research by Timothy  Rasinski, Nancy Padak, Rick M. Newton and Evangeline Newton.  Hello---these people are reading GODS!   This list was taken (as a free resource) from Teacher Created Materials, which publishes and sponsors work from the researchers listed above.  Click the picture below, which will take you to the website.  They have a free section--where you can find all sorts of goodies for every grade level. :)

In addition to the 3 lists, the pack includes foldables for interactive notebooks, word work wheels, mobile word wall, directions for use, plan of instruction and suggested activities to practice prefixes, suffixes and root words.

Why should you teach students morphology?? Well...... teaching morphology (Latin and Greek prefixes and suffixes) is  tremendously important for multiple reasons:

1. Most academic words (math and science) are derived from Latin and Greek .
2. The majority of Multi-Syllabic words contain Latin and Greek prefixes, suffixes and roots.
3. Understanding  Latin and Greek affixes will provide students with a deeper understanding of newly acquired vocabulary.
4. Over 60% of the words students encounter will have recognizable word parts.

Basically I am pretty jacked about it!!  This week, I plan to bust out grades 2-8!!  Whoop...whoop!  I can't wait to use these with my kiddos for next year!!!  

Have a great evening everyone!



  1. Wow very cool pack- and good point about Greek and Latin roots!

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  2. Do you plan on making one for grades 6-8? I am really interested in this but I teach middle school.

    1. Kathy--I sure am! Hopefully I get that done by the end of the week :).

  3. This looks great! Such important skills for our kiddos to know. :)
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    1. You are absolutely right! :)

    2. Thanks for the shout out! I currently teach second grade but the morphology product looks terrific!

  4. Your 5th grade morphology pack looks great! I'm gonna have to check out your 6th grade morphology pack.

    By the way, I nominated you for the liebster award! You can read all about it at my blog. If you decide to participate in it I can't wait to read your response's to the questions! :)

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