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