Build first grade students' vocabulary in as little as 20 minutes a day! This easy-to-use kit provides a systematic approach to teaching vocabulary and word families. Students learn to divide and conquer words by separating onsets from the most common rimes or word families. Short, daily lessons are designed according to a gradual release of responsibility instructional model which allows teachers to scaffold student learning as needed. This flexible model involves demonstration, guided and independent practice, and skill application.
Teacher's Guide – Daily lessons, research-based practice, targeted instruction on common spelling issues, differentiation strategies, and support for bilingual students.
Assessments – Formal and informal assessments, diagnostic pre- and post-tests, and unit quizzes.
Student Guided Practice Book – Daily lessons provided in full color, and print and digital formats.
Program Guide – A quick overview explains how to use the Digital Games and provides pacing options and tips for implementation.
Digital Resources and Slides – Assessments, reproducibles, bonus student pages, and a comprehensive Word Families and Word Roots list.
Digital Games – Fun, interactive, meaningful practice and application with the accompanying digital games.
Each lesson in the Teacher's Guide includes a Lesson Objectives Page and 5-part lesson plans that correspond to the Student Guided Practice Book. Lesson objectives include a list of words that contain the word family of focus, student pages needed for each lesson, and a list of additional resources for each lesson in digital format. Each lesson plan has detailed notes about words from each root, standards-based connections, and differentiation strategies. Bonus activities are provided in digital format to support a variety of learning styles.
Building Vocabulary helps students unlock the meaning of over 60% of the words they encounter in the classroom and beyond with a systematic approach to teaching vocabulary using Greek and Latin prefixes, bases, and suffixes. Students are introduced to one new root per lesson with daily activities to ensure that they learn the root and the many English words it generates.
The Assessment section of the Teacher's Guide contains a diagnostic pre-test and item analysis for gauging students' root knowledge at the beginning of the school year, unit quizzes to assess students' learning after each unit of study, and a post-test for assessing students' learning over the course of the school year.
Dive into the research that drives the use of roots and linguistic patterns to teach English vocabulary and see how students grow across the levels of instruction. This easy-to-implement program guide explains how to use the Digital Games and provides pacing options and tips for implementation.
The Assessment section of the Teacher's Guide contains diagnostic pre- and post-tests, and unit quizzes that gauge student performance and drive instructional decisions. The pre‑test will help determine how to differentiate instruction: who needs to be challenged, for example, as well as who needs extra support. Using the post-test will provide some information on the extent to which students have learned the new roots.
Utilize additional teaching and practice resources with slides, assessments, reproducibles, bonus student pages, and a comprehensive Word Families and Word Roots list. Provide students with fun, interactive, and meaningful practice and application with the accompanying digital games.