Saturday, April 6, 2013

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Join The 3AM Teacher, the Reading Olympians, and over 80 SUPREME education bloggers as we take you through a tour of the Reading Olympians Root Study Program!!

I came across this program as I was doing my daily blog stalking...I mean blog hopping. I am a big fan of Michelle from 3AM Graphics. So...when I read her post about the Reading Olympians I thought I would take the leap and participate in this reading adventure. 

We just came back to school on Tuesday so I was only able to do a little bit with the program. But with the little I did I must say my kids loved it! I was amazed with our discussions and their enthusiasm. We have been working on prefixes and suffixes for a bit so this made introducing the Greek roots a bit easier.

First, I gave them a blank piece of white copy paper and had them divide it into 6 sections. 

In the first box I had them draw a water drop. Then I had them label the drop of water with the word "aqua". I had to laugh because they all were saying "agua". 

I read them the rap for the aqua root. Then we came up with other words that had aqua in it. The next thing I know they start shouting out words like aqua socks, aqua man, etc. You might be big deal. However, the cool thing was that they were now saying oh they are water socks. Socks you wear when you go in the when you are at the beach or lake. Aquaman goes in the water. He is a man  in the water.

Next, we drew a stick figure for bio. I read them the rap for bio. We talked about biology and biographies. Once again they were super excited as they started to make the correlation that the roots helped them figure out what a word means.

I continued with all 5 of the junior Nike roots. The above drawing shows the symbols I used. I thought for future use and for the other roots that it would be cool to make picture symbols to put the roots with.

It is definitely something that I am going to incorporate at the beginning of our new school year!

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