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Making Words Third Grade: 70 Hands-On Lessons for Teaching Prefixes, Suffixes, and Homophones (Making Words )

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Patricia M. Cunningham Dorothy P. Hall

Making Words 3rd Grade

70 Hands-On Lessons for Teaching Prefixes, Suffixes, and Homophones

 

Based on the best selling book, Phonics They Use: Words for Reading and Writing, this grade level series offers a fresh pairing of lessons and activities for kindergarten through fifth grade. In Making Words: Third Grade, Pat and Dottie provide third grade teachers with 70 Making Words lessons that cover all of the spelling and decoding skills included in most third grade curricula. After making words in the first part of the lesson, students sort  these words for homophones, prefixes, suffixes, spelling changes, and complex rhyming patterns–allowing third graders at all levels to make progress in their spelling and decoding ability.  

 

“[Pat] covers the gamut of instruction [and] the examples are great.  I already find myself planning lessons for the coming year!”

 –Amy Martindale Kelly, third grade teacher, Gratham School, Goldsboro, NC

 

“[A] great resource…the students will benefit greatly from seeing how words are put together.  I plan to include lessons of this type in the years to come!” 

–Sonya Patrick, third grade teacher, Meadowlark Elementary School, Winston Salem, NC

 

 “[Pat and Dottie] did a wonderful job of putting these [lessons] together.  As a teacher, I was really impressed with the content of this book.” 

–Toni Harbaugh, third grade teacher, Horizon Elementary School, Jerome, ID

 

 

Patricia M. Cunningham is the author of Beyond Retelling, Classrooms That Work, Schools That Work, and Phonics They Use, all published by Allyn & Bacon, as well as a professor of education at Wake Forest University. She has over 30 years of experience in various elementary grades and with remedial reading and has served as a curriculum coordinator and director of reading. Pat promotes literacy for all children through her Four Blocks® workshops and staff development sessions with educators.

 

Dorothy P. Hall is the co-developer of the Four Blocks® framework and the director of the Four Blocks® Center at Wake Forest University. A former elementary teacher and education professor, she also presents workshops around the country on Four Blocks®, Building Blocks, guided reading strategies, and phonics instruction.

 

 

 

Book News Annotation:

Cunningham (elementary education, Wake Forest U.) and Hall (Four Blocks Center, Wake Forest U.) provide a resource for third grade teachers that consists of 70 lessons for teaching the spelling and decoding skills taught in most third grade curricula, including prefixes, suffixes, spelling changes, and homophones. The text is based on Cunningham's Phonics They Use: Words for Reading and Writing and uses guided discovery to help students learn. Each lesson instructs students on making words, sorting words into patterns, and applying the knowledge to reading and spelling new words. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Key Benefit: Based off the best-selling books Making Words, the authors provide 70 fresh hands-on lessons for phonics and that will encourage students to move beyond learning and into a world of word discovery. Filled with a wealth of activities, teachers will find it a cinch to integrate the reproducible resources directly into their reading progam with little effort. Key Topics: Presents step-by-step instructions for teaching prefixes, suffixes, and homophones. Market: Written for third grade teachers.

Synopsis:

Providing 70 fresh hands-on lessons for phonics that will encourage students to move beyond learning and into a world of word discovery, this text is filled with a wealth of activities. Teachers will find it a cinch to integrate the reproducible resources directly into their reading program with little effort.

Synopsis:

An active and innovative approach to making words that teachers and their students have grown to love is finally here!

 

Based on its highly successful parent text, Phonics They Use, this new grade-level series Making Words offers teachers a fresh multi-level activity and lesson series written for the kindergarten through fifth grade classroom. Pat Cunningham and Dottie Hall  present classroom teachers with effective tools for strengthening phonics and spelling skills that encourage students to move beyond learning and into a world of word discovery. Each research-based volume includes a wealth of friendly, hands-on, manipulative activities that guide teachers in teaching the development of words--from phonemic awareness to spelling.

 

In Making Words Third Grade, Pat and Dottie introduce third grade teachers to 70 lessons that teach the homophones, spelling changes, prefixes and suffixes that most third grade curriculums cover. Each Making Words activity contains rhyming words which help children review the more complex vowel patterns. Including homophones, prefixes, suffixes, spelling changes, and complex rhyming patterns allowing third graders at all levels to make progress in their spelling and decoding ability.   

 

Making Words Third Grade is the best resource you can have on hand for motivating your students to learn words!   

  • Features 70 fun and interactive lessons for building rhyming and decoding skills.
  • Presents a concise method for involving students in the process of identifying homophones, prefixes, and suffixes and how these change the meanings of words in sentences.
  • Promotes student awareness of similarities in words that helps develop writing skills.
  • Includes reproducible letter tiles, record sheets for each lesson, and take-home sheets to copy, cut, and/or laminate.
  • Highlights a list of useful children's books to extend the Making Words lesson.

About the Author

Patricia M. Cunningham is a Professor of Education at Wake Forest University. She has over 30 years of experience, taught in various elementary grades and remedial reading, and was a curriculum coordinator and director of reading. Her major professional goal is promoting literacy for all children and currently engages in Four-Blocks® workshops and staff development with educators.

 

Dorothy P. Hall is a Professor of Education at Wake Forest University.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Lesson 1  shopping

            Lesson focus:  spelling change: double the p when adding ing

Lesson 2  tripped

            Lesson focus:  spelling change:  double the p when adding ed

                                    homophones tied, tide

Lesson 3  scrubbing

            Lesson focus spelling change: double the b when adding ing

Lesson 4  branches

            Lesson focus:  spelling change: es is added when words end in ch

Lesson 5  crashes

            Lesson focus:  spelling change: es is added when words end in sh or ch

Lesson 6  shoppers

            Lesson focus:  suffix er meaning person or thing that does something

                                    spelling change: double the p when adding er

Lesson 7  gardeners

            Lesson focus:  suffix er meaning person or thing that does something

                                    spelling change: drop final e when adding er 

                                    homophones:  dear, deer

Lesson 8  planners

            Lesson focus:  suffix er meaning person or thing that does something

                                    spelling change: double the n when adding er

Lesson 9  beginners

            Lesson focus:  suffix er meaning person or thing that does something

                                    spelling change: double the n when adding er

                                    homophones:  be, bee; in, inn

Lesson 10  collectors

            Lesson focus:  suffix or meaning person or thing that does something

                                    suffixes er, est meaning more and most

                                    homophones:  cell, sell; role roll

Lesson 11  instructor

            Lesson focus:  suffix or meaning person or thing that does something

                                    suffix ist meaning person or thing that does something

                                    homophones:  sun, son

Lesson 12  directors

            Lesson focus:  suffix or meaning person or thing that does something

Lesson 13  maddest

            Lesson focus:  suffix est meaning most

                                    spelling change: double the d when adding est

                                    homophones:  ad, add

Lesson 14  brightest

            Lesson focus:  suffixes er, est meaning more and most

                                    suffix er, meaning person or thing that does something

                                    spelling change: double the t when adding er

                                    homophones:  site, sight

Lesson 15  stronger

            Lesson focus:  suffix er meaning more

Lesson 16  disagreed

            Lesson focus:  suffix  er meaning more

                                    prefix dis meaning opposite

                                    homophones:  dear, deer

 Lesson 17  discovery

            Lesson focus:  prefix dis

                                    suffix er, meaning person or thing that does something

                                    spelling change: change the y to i and add es or ed

                                    spelling change: drop the e when adding er

Lesson 18  security

            Lesson focus:  suffix y

                                    spelling change: change the y to i and add es

Lesson 19  funniest

            Lesson focus:  suffix est meaning most

                                    spelling change: change y to i when adding est

                                    prefix un meaning opposite

Lesson 20  unhappier

            Lesson focus:  prefix un meaning not

                                    suffix er meaning more

                                    suffix en

                                    spelling change: change the y to i when adding er

                                    spelling change:  drop the e when adding en

                                    homophones:  pear, pair; pane, pain; rein, rain

Lesson 21  forgotten

            Lesson focus:  suffix en

                                    spelling change: double the t when adding en

                                    homophones:  to, too

Lesson 22  clothes

            Lesson focus:  homophones:  close, clothes

Lesson 23  everything

            Lesson focus:  suffix er, meaning person or thing that does something

                                    suffix en

                                    spelling change:  drop the e when adding er or en

                                    homophones:  their, there

Lesson 24  airplanes

            Lesson focus:  homophones:  pail, pale; sail, sale; pain, pane; rain, rein;

                                    pair, pear; plane, plane

Lesson 25  breakfast

            Lesson focus:  suffix er, meaning person or thing that does something

                                    suffix er, meaning more

                                    spelling change:  drop the e when adding er

                                    homophones:  bare, bear; break, brake; stake, steak

Lesson 26  couldn’t

            Lesson focus:  prefix un meaning opposite

                                    contractions:  don’t, couldn’t

Lesson 27  shouldn’t

            Lesson focus:  prefix un meaning opposite

                                    contractions  don’t, shouldn’t

                                    homophones: sun, son

Lesson 28  wouldn’t

            Lesson focus:  prefix un meaning opposite

                                    contractions:  won’t, wouldn’t

Lesson 29  countdown

            Lesson focus:  homophones: to, two, too; wood, would

Lesson 30  powerful

            Lesson focus:  suffix ful

                                    homophones:  for, four; flour, flower

Lesson 31  wonderful

            Lesson focus:  suffix ful

                                    suffix er, meaning person or thing that does something

                                    prefix un meaning opposite

                                    homophones:  won, one; flour, flower

Lesson 32  carefully

            Lesson focus:  suffixes  ful, ly, y

                                    prefix re meaning back

Lesson 33  thankless

            Lesson focus:  suffixes  en, less

                                    spelling change: drop final e when adding en 

Lesson 34  carelessly

            Lesson focus:  suffixes less, ly, y

                        prefix re meaning back

                        spelling change: drop final e when adding y 

Lesson 35  paperweight

            Lesson focus:  homophones: ate, eight; rap, wrap; right, write; wait, weight

Lesson 36  vacations

            Lesson focus:  suffix  tion

Lesson 37  connections

            Lesson focus:  suffixes  tion, est

                        homophones:  sent, cent, scent

Lesson 38  expression

            Lesson focus:  suffixes  sion, en, er, ness

                                    prefix re meaning again

                                    spelling change: es is added when words end in x

Lesson 39  returning

            Lesson focus suffix er meaning person or thing that does something

                                    spelling change: double the n when adding er

                                    prefix re meaning back or again

                                    prefix un meaning opposite

Lesson 40  rewriting

            Lesson focus prefix re meaning again

                                    suffix er, meaning person or thing that does something

                                    spelling change: drop the e when adding er or ing

Lesson 41  knowledge

            Lesson focus:  suffix en

                                    homophones no, know; new, knew

Lesson 42  blueberry

            Lesson focus:  suffix er meaning person or thing that does something

                                    suffix y

                                    spelling change: drop final e when adding er 

                                    homophones: by, buy; bury, berry

Lesson 43  creatures

            Lesson focus:  suffixes  ure, er

                                    spelling change: drop final e when adding er, ure 

Lesson 44  departure

            Lesson focus:  suffixes  ure, er

                                    spelling change: drop final e when adding er, ure

                                    prefix re meaning again

                                    homophones:  deer, dear 

Lesson 45  pleasure

            Lesson focus:  suffix ure

                                    spelling change: drop final e when adding ure

                                    prefix re meaning back

Lesson 46  acceptable

            Lesson focus:  suffix  able

                                    homophones:  be, bee; beet, beat

Lesson 47  exceptions

            Lesson focus:  suffix  tion

                                    homophones:  except, accept (from previous lesson)

Lesson 48  whatever

            Lesson focus:  suffix er meaning person or thing that does something

                        prefix re meaning back

                        homophones:  hear, here

Lesson 49  whether

            Lesson focus:  homophones:  we, wee; whether, weather

Lesson 50  throughout

            Lesson focus:  homophones:  our, hour; through, threw

Lesson 51  mailboxes

            Lesson focus:  spelling change: es is added when words end in x

                                    homophones: mail, male; sail, sale

Lesson 52  government

            Lesson focus:  suffixes  er, ment

                                    spelling change: drop final e when adding er 

                                    prefix re meaning back

Lesson 53  measurement

            Lesson focus:  suffixes  ment, est

                                    prefix re meaning again

                                    homophones:  meat, meet

Lesson 54  dangerous

            Lesson focus:  suffix  ous

                                    Homophones:  rode, road

Lesson 55  mountainous

            Lesson focus:  suffix  ous

Lesson 56  personal

            Lesson focus:  suffix  al

                                    homophones:  sore, soar

Lesson 57  electrical

            Lesson focus:  suffix  er meaning more

                                    suffix al

                                    prefix re meaning back or again

                                    spelling change: drop final e when adding er 

Lesson 58  sensible

            Lesson focus:  suffixes  en, ible

                                    homophones:  be, bee

Lesson 59  impossible

            Lesson focus:  prefix im meaning opposite

Lesson 60  incomplete

            Lesson focus:  suffix  tion

                                    prefix in meaning opposite

Lesson 61  weakness

            Lesson focus:  suffixes  ness, en

                        spelling change: drop final e when adding en

                        homophones: see, sea; new, knew; weak, week

Lesson 62  unhappiness

            Lesson focus:  suffix  ness

                        spelling change: es is added when words end in sh

                        spelling change: change the y to i and add ness

                        prefix un meaning opposite

Lesson 63  unworkable

            Lesson focus:  suffixes:  en, able

                                    spelling change: drop final e when adding en

                                    prefix un meaning opposite

                                    homophones:  no, know; new, knew

Lesson 64  appreciate

            Lesson focus:  homophones piece, peace

Lesson 65  wheelbarrows

            Lesson focus:  prefix re meaning again

            homophones:  :  war, wore; sore, soar; wear, where; hole, whole

Lesson 66  dishwasher

            Lesson focus:  spelling change: es is added when words end in sh

                                    homophones herd, heard

Lesson 67  vegetables

            Lesson focus:  homophones:  be, bee; see, sea; beats, beets

Lesson 68  rollerblade

            Lesson focus:  homophones: role, roll; road, rode; board, bored

Lesson 69  horseback

            Lesson focus:  suffix er meaning person or thing that does something

                                    spelling change: drop final e when adding er 

                                    homophones break, brake

Lesson 70  birdhouses

            Lesson focus:  spelling change: es is added when words end in sh

                                    homophones our, hour

Reproducible Letter Strips

Reproducible Take Home Sheet Reproducible Homophone Book

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205580934
Author:
Cunningham, Patricia M.
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Hall, Dorothy P.
Subject:
Professional Development
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Language Arts
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Subject:
Elementary
Subject:
Reading (Primary)
Subject:
English language -- Orthography and spelling.
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading & Phonics
Subject:
Education-Teaching Guides
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Making Words Series
Publication Date:
December 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
70 Hands-On Lessons for Teaching Prefixes, Suffixe
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
10.6 x 8.4 x 0.4 in 286 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Key Benefit: Based off the best-selling books Making Words, the authors provide 70 fresh hands-on lessons for phonics and that will encourage students to move beyond learning and into a world of word discovery. Filled with a wealth of activities, teachers will find it a cinch to integrate the reproducible resources directly into their reading progam with little effort. Key Topics: Presents step-by-step instructions for teaching prefixes, suffixes, and homophones. Market: Written for third grade teachers.
"Synopsis" by , Providing 70 fresh hands-on lessons for phonics that will encourage students to move beyond learning and into a world of word discovery, this text is filled with a wealth of activities. Teachers will find it a cinch to integrate the reproducible resources directly into their reading program with little effort.
"Synopsis" by ,

An active and innovative approach to making words that teachers and their students have grown to love is finally here!

 

Based on its highly successful parent text, Phonics They Use, this new grade-level series Making Words offers teachers a fresh multi-level activity and lesson series written for the kindergarten through fifth grade classroom. Pat Cunningham and Dottie Hall  present classroom teachers with effective tools for strengthening phonics and spelling skills that encourage students to move beyond learning and into a world of word discovery. Each research-based volume includes a wealth of friendly, hands-on, manipulative activities that guide teachers in teaching the development of words--from phonemic awareness to spelling.

 

In Making Words Third Grade, Pat and Dottie introduce third grade teachers to 70 lessons that teach the homophones, spelling changes, prefixes and suffixes that most third grade curriculums cover. Each Making Words activity contains rhyming words which help children review the more complex vowel patterns. Including homophones, prefixes, suffixes, spelling changes, and complex rhyming patterns allowing third graders at all levels to make progress in their spelling and decoding ability.   

 

Making Words Third Grade is the best resource you can have on hand for motivating your students to learn words!   

  • Features 70 fun and interactive lessons for building rhyming and decoding skills.
  • Presents a concise method for involving students in the process of identifying homophones, prefixes, and suffixes and how these change the meanings of words in sentences.
  • Promotes student awareness of similarities in words that helps develop writing skills.
  • Includes reproducible letter tiles, record sheets for each lesson, and take-home sheets to copy, cut, and/or laminate.
  • Highlights a list of useful children's books to extend the Making Words lesson.
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