distribute, dislocated, dispose, differ, direct, disturbance. I felt comfortable with dislocated-I got it. However, the other words in this list-wow! I will pause here if you would like to think about the base words or base meaning?
As I studied about the Greek and Latin bases I had to make a decision how do I shift my students thinking? This was a difficult conversation but the thinking was huge. Many students commented that it was fun to look for those parts of the word and then collect other words with the same base. For example, disturbance. "turb" means shake or agitate so we discussed words like turbulence in plane or even a turbine engine. The connections really started to happen and I was thrilled to see their light bulbs go off.
On a side note, I know you like to see our anchor charts well l need to start remembering that my anchor charts might be published so apologies for the messy thinking.
|This is our first lesson: Word Observation. We had a huge conversation about syllable boxes.|
|HW: students collected words in their WS spiral and then chose their favorite word and used it in a sentence.|
|Assessment: students wrote sentences showing meaning. Extra stars were BIG words from previous WS lessons|