Friday, May 3, 2013

Roots in Rome

I teach English and History, but there are plenty of times when the two converge and the heavens open and connections in learning are made and....well, I can dream can't I?

As we were beginning out study of the Reformation I saw it as a perfect opportunity to break down a word that kids had no idea of the meaning to. Re means again. Form means to make. It was as easy as pie! We began this chart and kids added words to it that they knew and we learned a lesson in how even if we don't know the word or the meaning we can take the word parts and break it down to help us make meaning of unknown words.

Of course this skill can easily carry over to science. Redesign or retest an experiment. There are plenty of easy connections and this handy chart was perfect to add to their writer's notebooks. Enjoy!

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