Welcome to our first Vocabulary Building link party!
Our root word is struct. (to build) To build some background knowledge about the word meaning…
- Try reading one of our all time favorite building books, Iggy Peck, Architect, by Andrea Beaty.
- Brainstorm some words that contain the struct word part. Talk about their meaning. Notice other prefixes or suffixes that could change the meaning. For example, the de in destruct removes whatever was built. Obviously focus on age-appropriate words. The idea with all good vocabulary instruction is to learn words that will help them stretch their ability to use interesting language in writing and speaking, and to understand the words they read. (Constructivism is probably not going to come up in conversation or reading for a 3rd grader, but construction will.)
- Think about who might frequently use words with this word part in everyday life. (Engineers, builders, LEGO-obsessed children…)
- Talk about synonyms or antonyms of some struct words.
Now it’s time to build! We picked two words: Construct and destruct… I think my sons liked the destruct part best. 🙂
- Pick any word with the struct word part.
- Build it!
- Post it somewhere. (Blog, 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 one of my Pinterest boards so make sure you add a clear image and a direct link.
- Link up a picture of your building project here. OR Just post your favorite way to build vocabulary!
- Check out the other links and show them some love.
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