Know the Code:  Root - val
The importance of teaching students the meanings of roots is a great strategy to develop deeper vocabulary and comprehension. When teaching a root, using the principles of Orton Gillingham and multisensory techniques supports vocabulary development of word, sentences, paragraphs and comprehension through large amounts of texts: sections of texts, and chapters expected of students.

Struggling students can develop missing reading skills, and higher-functioning students can work toward higher development of reading skills. This is a great tool to differentiate instruction.

Special Education Teachers that are required to provide study guides, based on IEP Accommodations for classified students or students with 504 Plans can include activities from this lesson into content area study guides as a tool to continue reading, writing skills development.

Skills developed include:

Meaning of root: val
Syllabication of words
Reading Fluency
Writing development
Processing speed
Working Memory
Long-term memory
Word Retrieval
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Elizabeth Kenny-Foggin
M. S., M. A., OG-TT (IMSLEC)
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