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Word trees vocabulary_activity_20120305_145243_2

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  • 1. Word Trees What A word family is the base form of a word plus its forms made from affixes (ex. - able, -er, -ish, -less, -ly, -ness, -th, -y, non-, un-, -al, -ation, -ess, -ful, -ism, -ist, -ity, - ize, -ment, in-). A base word and related forms support the same core meaning, and can be considered learned words if students know both the base word and the affix. Why Frequency-based word lists can help expand students’ vocabulary. These lists contain words that are common in English, but are unlikely to discover in a random or natural manner. Explicit instruction on word families increases the number of vocabulary words that can be learned in a limited amount of time. How Word Trees start with a base word and then have all of its related components added on (affixes). Example with the word “relate”: RELATE relation relationship relative related relatable relatively

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