Vocabulary Surge: Unleashing the Power of Word Parts™: Level A

A series of 15-minute daily lessons to show students how to break words into parts, hypothesize the meanings of unknown parts, and check meaning in context.
Item Number:
VS1200
Price:
$99.00

Product Description

Want to improve your students’ reading fluency and word comprehension dramatically? Then try our new instructional product, Vocabulary Surge: Unleashing the Power of Word Parts™: Level A. A perfect follow-up to 95 Percent Group’s popular Multisyllable Routine Cards, Vocabulary Surge™ is a series of 15-minute daily lessons that teaches students how to break words into parts, hypothesize the meanings of unknown parts, and check meaning in context. The lessons also help students learn the meaning of the most common Anglo-Saxon words, affixes, Latin roots, and Greek combining forms.
Who is it for?

Vocabulary Surge™ is for classroom teachers in grades 2–8 who provide instruction in Language Arts, science, and social studies in upper elementary, middle school, and junior high. It can also be used by teachers who work with students receiving special education, English Language Learners, and intervention groups.

How It Works:

Vocabulary Surge™ is offered as a series with increasingly more difficult morphemes. Level A (grades 2 and up) introduces the concept of word parts and guides students in examining the meaning and structure of high-utility word parts in order to build the most words in the English language. Levels B is more difficult and address content areas in higher grade levels. Each book can be used separately because Levels B includes a review of important roots and affixes covered in Level A.

Level A Lessons include:

    • Lessons 1–2: 26 compound Anglo-Saxon words
    • Lessons 2–3: 90 Anglo-Saxon words with inflected endings
    • Lessons 4–10: 68 most common affixes—200 Anglo-Saxon words with affixes
    • Lessons 11–16: 48 common Latin roots—200 Latin words
    • Lessons 17–20: 37 common Greek combining forms—225 Greek words

The lessons may be taught whole class or in small groups. An introductory lesson provides the history of the English language. As each new layer of the language is introduced, the teacher demonstrates how words are constructed in that layer. There are mats and cards to show that Anglo-Saxon words are joined as compounds and adding inflected endings (plural and past tense) changes the word’s meaning. Teachers demonstrate with manipulatives that Latin words must have a root and at least one affix, and Greek words combine different meaningful word parts. Students practice and apply what they have learned about word-part meanings and structure by responding to questions, completing sentences, writing sentences, and building words.

Teacher’s Guide includes everything you need to begin your instruction:

    • 5-day lessons
    • 20 weeks of instruction
    • 15 minutes per day
    • Manipulatives
    • Downloadable Student Worksheets
    • Word Lists
    • CCSS Alignment Chart

Click here to find out about Level B (complex affixes, Latin roots, Greek combining forms)

Please click here for the system requirements.