Take Advantage of Root-Word Instruction
Teaching students every word in the English language is impossible. But teaching students how words work leads students to unlocking many other words.
Tim Rasinski, a leading expert in vocabulary and fluency instruction, explains the value of utilizing Latin and Greek roots. Direct instruction with roots (i.e., prefixes, suffixes, base words) maximizes what is known as the generative principle. Knowing the meaning of various word parts helps to unlock the meaning of many new and unfamiliar words.
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