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You are receiving this message because you signed up for the Structured Word Inquiry course with me (Pete Bowers) that starts tomorrow, Wednesday Feb 8 from 9:00am -10:30am.
Here is the description of this session:
Session 1 (Wed Feb 8)
This session targets deepening understanding of “word families” for vocabulary instruction. We will study the difference between morphological families (words that share a base in the same matrix) and etymological families (words that share a historical root). Bowers will help teachers learn how to read etymological references like Etymonline in order to identify related words and how etymological relatives link to morphological relatives. This session is particularly valuable for teachers seeking ways to introduce children to the increasingly demanding vocabulary in any subject area. Participants will learn ways to do short little investigations into etymology to support vocabulary learning without having to do major investigations with matrices and word sums every time a word comes up for study. At the same time, teachers will learn how to do deeper morphological investigations when and if they choose.
Resources to download and print before tomorrow
We will work directly with THIS DOCUMENT in tomorrow’s session. Please download and print before class.
Optional resources to download & print
As an extra resource, you may find this document useful that I used for a Grade 4 class in Chicago and have started to use in workshops. It is not meant as a stand alone document - but our class tomorrow should make that document understandable. You may find this a useful lesson to work through yourself after tomorrow’s session. You could also use/adapt for work with your own students.
You may also like to have this document at THIS LINK. This is my ‘General Workshop Booklet’. We won’t use this much in tomorrow’s session, but it has many resources you may find useful to explore after our session.
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Purchase of the book is optional and can be selected during the registration.