Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Word Study Lessons

During the first weeks of school, we developed a word list for our Living Words Wall.  The habitat served as a resource and the kids developed a detailed list of words that we will use to study spelling patterns, grammar structures and vocabulary during our Word Study time.

This week we are exploring nouns in order to develop an understanding of grammar while developing a shared, common language regarding Word Study.  Our questions to guide our work include:
What is a noun?
What is a common noun?  proper noun?
What are the differences between singular and plural nouns?
How do you turn a singular noun into a plural noun?

This work helps students as readers, writers, and thinkers. The kids are also discovering that Word Study can be an interesting adventure when the Habitat is our classroom!

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