Word Detective Bundle
This Word Detective bundle is an introduction to basic academic vocabulary and word decoding skills, affixes, roots, and context clues. It includes the lessons, worksheets, games, and other practice materials in four of my packets, at a discount: the Word Detectives packet (with several high interest reading selections and practice activities), the Word-Building Suffix, Common Prefix, and Roots packets.

The bundle allows great flexibility, as most activities after the first week will fit into 15 minutes or sometimes half an hour, with some reviews even shorter. It explicitly teaches about 33 important academic words with multiple ways to practice them (most 6-8 times-- enough for a student to acquire the words and fix them in long-term memory) as well as many roots and affixes and reading comprehension skills.


3 pages teaching notes for the Word Detective bundle

Word Detectives packet: 5 lesson plans with engaging readings, worksheets for vocabulary and reading comprehension skills including inferences, close reading, word analysis, and and context clues, with related games and quizzes-- about 1 week. (The word analysis lessons are also in the root and affix bundles below, and you might want to teach some of them later. )

Word-Building Suffix packet: worksheets and suffix practice, 2-3 days (or 15 minutes to 1/2 hour spread over several weeks)

Common Prefixes packet: prefix examples and practice, 1-2 days

Roots packet, 15 minutes to half an hour for 5 days or so, as well as games when time permits or students finish their work early.

It’s a high-interest introduction to academic vocabulary and word recognition skills.

Common Core Standards addressed include CCRA R-1,2, & 3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy L6.4A-B, 6.6, 7.4A-B, 7.6, 8.4A-B, 8.6, 9-10.4A-B, 9-10.6.
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Created: Oct 13, 2015

Updated: Feb 26, 2019

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