Happy March and happy Monday! It’s time for the Vocabulary Building link party! Click here for an intro, or just read on and join in!
This month is going to be all about writing here on Home Literacy Blueprint, so this week we’re focusing on two root words that both relate to writing.
Our root words of the week are “scrib” and “graph” (write)
To build background knowledge about the word meaning…
- Gather some background knowledge: Get those pencils moving with some creative scribbles: We love Scribbles: A Really Giant Drawing and Coloring Book, by Taro Gomi and The Scribble Book by Hervé Tullet. Or you could go in a different direction learn a few new writing tricks. Dan Gutman motivates even the most unmotivated writer with some very important (and hilarious) pointers in My Weird Writing Tips.
- Brainstorm some words that contain the scrib or graph word part. Talk about their meaning. The goal is to focus on age-appropriate words. Pick words that will help kids stretch their ability to use interesting language in writing and speaking, and to understand what they read.
- Think about who might frequently use words with this word part in everyday life. (teachers, parents, kids, writers, graphic designers, occupational therapists…)
Now it’s time to build! We brainstormed scrib and graph words, (transcribe, inscribe, scribe/graphic, autograph, telegraph). You can also note that script is related to scrib and means the same thing. As you can see, my son “built” a little scene about the word scribble.
Ok, it’s your turn! Please join the fun!
- Take a picture of your kids’/students’ representation of a scrib or graph word, OR just link to ANY great idea you’ve blogged about related to building vocabulary!
- Share it somewhere. (Blog, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest…) If you want to connect and help me spread the word, please provide a link back here in your post. You can use the image below. (Or just a text link is fine too.) If you’re posting in places where hashtags are cool, you can use these: #vocabularybuilding and #homeliteracyblueprint
I’ll pick a few to share on my Building + Learning or Literacy Activities Pinterest boards, so make sure you add a clear image and a direct link.
- Link up here.
- Check out the other links and show them some love.
And…if you like to plan ahead and want to play along next time, here are the root words coming up next: “luc” and “photo” -Both root words mean light.
Please join me!
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