|<p>Build fourth grade students' academic vocabulary in as little as 20 minutes a day! This easy-to-use kit provides a <strong>systematic approach to teaching vocabulary</strong> and word awareness using Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and bases. Students learn strategies for deciphering roots and their meanings across multiple content areas. Short, daily lessons introduce and provide advanced word study practice, teaching essential strategies that <strong>enable students to unlock the meaning of cross-curricular vocabulary words</strong> they encounter inside and outside school.</p><ul><li>With a <strong>balanced literacy approach</strong>, this series is perfect for guided reading classrooms, the language arts block, and after school and summer school programs</li><li><em>Spelling Matters </em><strong>supports teacher capacity</strong> with common errors or spelling issues</li><li>Differentiation strategies and language support for English language learners are embedded within each lesson</li><li>Guidelines for use with all Response To Intervention (RtI) tiers are included</li><li>15 full-color student guided practice books guide students toward independent skill application</li></ul>|
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.
Each level in this series offers additional teaching and practice ideas in a digital format, such as Bonus Pages (activities for each lesson to differentiate instruction), copies of the Assessments, Reproducibles (such as activity templates and word cards), and a comprehensive Word Families and Word Roots List. Also included are videos of lessons modeled in real classrooms at different grade levels. Learn from a professional development in-service facilitated by the authors, four renowned experts in the field of vocabulary instruction.