morning, students lead (after many weeks of training) a simple activity working with our root – record it, list it,
picture it, chant it, and teach it. Each activity requires less than 4 minutes
(totaling 15 minutes throughout the
week). These simple and no-prep lessons immediately throw us into learning. Then, at the end of each week, I assign a student to flip to the next root – easy peasy!
Once I copied the Rolodex and our recording logs, it has turned into an prep-free and ‘real’ way to engage with root words! This rolodex of words turns into a fabulous root-word dictionary that perfectly accompanies our many other root-word routines. (See other ways we integrate root words into our daily lives here.)
After I tried it out with my 5th graders and tweaked it over the course of the year, I’ve complied all the activities, recording sheets, and root cards into a resource you and your students can use! To learn more about this low-prep but powerful resource, click here. 🙂