I have started to create some songs and videos that I hope will be helpful in your journey of orthographic inquiry. In this song, morphemes, the meaning-based building blocks of words, are explained. The tune, The Wheels on the Bus, will be familiar to most younger learners.
A while ago I was in a Year 6 class in a school where all the students at some point in their last year in elementary school get the opportunity to serve in the Student Council. Students are empowered as they learn to take minutes, run meetings, and implement projects for the betterment of the […]
It’s interesting to look at words in the new family. Have you ever considered that the news we read or watch each day literally means new things? It’s probably generally considered to be a base on its own now rather than a plural. Such is the changing nature of language.
It’s really useful for your students to have a visual cue when you are talking about the meaning-based building blocks of words. Visuals give them an additional way of accessing and storing the information.