Know the Code: Root: "port"
This is a PDF formatted multisensory resource based on the Orton Gillingham methodology, for students in middle or high school grades focused on the root "port." . Roots are a very valuable skill to provide students for vocabulary and comprehension development. Why? Roots have meanings, and roots are a distinct layer of our language. Students can use this knowledge to decode words and meanings. When an individual knows a root's meaning, when words encountered have that root, even if not ever viewed before, the meaning of the word is partially known. This is a great support for comprehension and fluency.

Vocabulary development using roots is a better tool then teaching single words in isolation. There is a vocabulary graphic organizer included that is really a powerful multisensory tool to develop vocabulary of the root port. The graphic organizer includes the word, meaning, part of speech, student generated sentences, and the origin of the word. Each of these parts work together to support student vocabulary development.

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Best wishes,
Elizabeth Kenny-Foggin
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Created: Nov 18, 2015

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