This year we have been busy focusing on root words. I have been using the template seen below for students to research each focus prefix, suffix, and root! Most of all, the students love coming up with their own nonsense words for each one!
The kids have really seemed to form a curiosity to dissect and investigate where words are from! Since we have been working on root words consistently this year, each student chose a root (as long as it was not already chosen) and they made a little foldable that is part of an entire student-created root word wall! I gave the kids a folded piece of heavy construction paper and they went to town designing their root with bubble letters and patterns. See how some of them turned out below.
Next, I had the students show their knowledge of the root by listing different words with that root. They also chose their favorite word containing the root. They created an illustration depicting their word, wrote the definition and finally wrote a quality sentence. These look FABULOUS hanging up in our room and I can't wait for the students to add more! (Possibly an early finisher activity???)
To introduce the words, I have been using my PREFIX, SUFFIX, and ROOT of the Week product!
Click on the image below to be taken there!
Do you have a root word wall in your classroom?