Week 4 Etymological Spelling in 6RJ

Here’s a glimpse of what we do in Grade 6 for a portion of our spelling program. The students are pre-tested on 12 words with two roots words. This week the root words were “Cor” meaning heart and “Micro” meaning small. After the pre-test, the students write sentences using the root word and then illustrate the root word in a way that gives it meaning. The test is given on a Monday and then on Friday we have a gallery walk and share our illustrations and favorite sentences. It’s proven to be a powerful way to develop and learn new words in a way other than memorization.