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What Is Making Words Approach

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I believe Making Words approach would be more engaging than the traditional approaches. “Learning how these words parts combine to form words not only gives students tools for decoding and spelling thousands of polysyllabic words, but the morpheme patterns also gives clues to meaning” (Cunningham, p. 181). However, I haven’t used Making Words in my classroom, YET….
I am in a new school district this year and I am require to give spelling test to my 8th grade reading students. I am currently using the same system that the other teachers are using and I despise it! The students are given a list of words on a worksheet on Monday, then Friday they turn in the worksheet and are given the spelling test. After reading about Making Words, I would
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