Build eighth 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.
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.
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.