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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Flip-a-Chip: Examining Affixes and Roots to Build Vocabulary
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||One or two 45-minute sessions|
Grades 6 – 8 | Student Interactive | Learning About Language
The Flip-a-Chip activity provides hands-on practice with affixes and roots, and also promotes comprehension through structural analysis and vocabulary in context.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 19
A video conference with a class from a different country or time zone is planned. Students brainstorm questions to ask and figure out how many time zones they would have to travel through to have the conference.
Grades 5 – 12 | Printout | Informational Sheet
This printout offers 50 or so common roots, prefixes, and affixes that give students access to hundreds of key concepts across the content areas.
Grades 6 – 12 | Professional Library | Journal
This word-game strategy builds vocabulary and comprehension while motivating students.