I work with a very diverse population of 5th graders and we always, always say how everyone learns the material they need. But what I love the most is that we all learn the same thing, just differentiated for our needs.
On our word list sheets (which the students take home to study) we record any prefixes, suffixes, and roots we’ve identified:
This is my second year of using our Morphology Dictionary and it has truly transformed the way my students approach words. They think deeply about their meanings and make connections throughout the week…nothing warms my heart more than to hear “hey, this word has the root ‘pop’ like population!”. It is the best 🙂
If you are interested in the spelling sheet we use, you can download it and customize it here (it’s in a Powerpoint format):
If you would like to read more about the Morphology Dictionary, you can see it in store (at a discounted price) by clicking the image below: