Friday, March 7, 2014

St. Pat's -ly Hunt -- Freebie

When I was a Common Core Coach for our state this summer, almost every group of teachers I worked with wanted to discuss Reading Foundations Skill 3.3.a: Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.

A derivational suffix changes the meaning of the word and usually changes the part of speech of the word. For instance, happy is an adjective. If you add the suffix -ly to happy, it becomes happily,  an adverb.

Today's freebie gives your kiddos a chance to get up out of their seat and find the adjectives on cards you have hidden around the room. They record the adjectives and add -ly to make the word an adverb. Once they have the new word, they must write a sentence containing the word.

Click on the pic above to download your freebie.

Looking for resources for a particular CCSS in either Math or ELA? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

St. Patrick's Multiple Meaning Words -- Freebie

Today's freebie gives your kiddos practice working with words that can be both a noun and a verb. Students draw one of the cards and write two sentences using the word. One sentence must use the word as a noun and the other as a verb.
For instance, if they draw the word root, they must be sure to use the word correctly as a noun and as a verb.

The healthy plant's root soaked up the nourishing water.
I will root for my favorite team at the championship game tomorrow.

Just click on the pic above to get your freebie.
Please leave a comment. I'd love to know if your kids were successful with the activity.