This week we will be starting our Word Study Unit. This is a vocabulary unit, which requires learning definitions of common affixes and root words. There will be an assessment in two weeks. Students will be expected to know the definition of all of the affixes/root words and use them to determine the meaning of words. A study guide will be sent home this Friday. I will be emphasizing the important study skill of studying a few words each night.
Learning Standard: Language (L.6.4) – Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies
- Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.
Monday: August 21, 2017
In Class: Collect All About Me Posters, Seating Chart, Using CLOSE reading strategy with nonfiction. Read Eclipse news article and watch video.
Homework: No Homework
Tuesday: August 22, 2017
In Class: Introduction to Word Study Unit: set up flip books and define root words and prefixes
Homework: Study first 5 root words
Wednesday: August 23, 2017
In Class: Finish setting up flipbooks with prefix definitions. Secret Code activity, real or fake.
Homework: the last 6 root words
Thursday: August 24, 2017
In Class: Finish secret code activity, word dissection for the real words.
Homework: Study first 6 prefixes, review all of the root words.
Friday: August 25, 2017
In Class: Go over word dissections
Homework: study the rest of the prefixes, review all prefixes and root words