What is Word Study? It is the study of changes made over time to words in a given language. This can be achieved through looking closely at the etymology of words, their roots & affixes, synonyms & antonyms and compound words. It enriches our vocabulary and can be used as a highly effective aid to spelling!
This can be used with young, advanced learners or older students needing to brush up on their language skills!
Explore the inner workings and nuances of modern English.
This learning resource guides young linguists to:
• Study roots, suffixes & prefixes and how they modify the meaning of words
• Explore the nuances among words within different word families
• Determine the meaning of unknown words by analyzing meaningful word parts
What to do: Simply print out these pages on card stock or a thicker paper. Cut apart the activity cards along the dashed lines. Laminate for longevity. Use an uncut version as your answer key!
Consider these related Word Study Resources:
Montessori Spelling & Vocabulary GUIDE I: Language help WORD STUDY Workbook
Educational GAME: GadZooks! Language help - Elementary Figures of Speech
Analyzing meaningful word parts aligns with ELA Common Core Standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts & consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
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Resource Color Guide (just like the Montessori hierarchical colors):
ROOKIE Pages (Green) - Aimed toward early to mid level elementary students.
SEMI-PRO Pages (Blue) - Aimed toward mid level elementary students.
VETERAN Pages (Red) - Aimed toward mid to late level elementary students.
But of course, you know the child best, so adjust accordingly.
In the words of Dr. Montessori, "Follow the Child!"
Dr. Maria Montessori believed the only way our world would find lasting peace was through educating our children. Much of her elementary curriculum was written by her during a period of internment in India during WWII. This time period helped solidify Dr. Montessori’s belief in Peace Education.