Building Vocabulary provides a systematic approach to teaching vocabulary using Greek and Latin prefixes, bases, and suffixes. Over 90% of English words of two or more syllables are of Greek or Latin origin. Instead of learning words and definitions in isolation, students learn key roots and strategies for deciphering words and their meanings across all content areas.
Building Vocabulary: Foundations for grades 1-2, empowers beginning readers to learn words by identifying word parts or word families that share common sounds. Students will build vocabulary through the use of poetry, word endings, and simple roots.
Building Vocabulary: Foundations: Level 1 kit includes:
The Teacher's Guide includes five-part lesson plans and a Lesson Objectives page 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.