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I love this pack because, as usual, the activities are lively and engaging meaning that my pupils enjoy their learning. I understand some of the concerns raised by Mr Smith, who is clearly something of a linguistics expert, but in the main, I use activities rather than your teaching guides so, for me, this pack hits the spot! Thank you.
It's great that morphology is gaining a lot of attention now, but morphology through the prism of phonics is very patchy.
A few things to be aware of if using this pack:
Prefixes can have more than one meaning (eg the prefix can mean again, it can also mean back, and can also be an intensifier)
Words can be made of more than one prefix (in + cor + rect --> incorrect. 2 prefixes).
Root words, whilst I would argue about that terminology, are not unique in conveying meaning, affixes do too. To claim root words are from Latin or Greek, with no mention of Old English, is plain wrong and ignores the Germanic nature and heritage of the English language.
isn't a prefix. This page is confusing prefixes with compounds. Different things.
The spelling of the suffix doesn't change. The preceding the suffix is replaced, not the in the suffix. This is one of the three consistent suffixing conventions: replacing a single final non-syllabic , doubling a final consonant, toggling to .
Most of the 'root words' on the final slide can be further divided:
nate + ion
com + fort
The best thing a teacher wanting to teach morphology can do is to learn how to read etymonline.com and teach their pupils how to do the same. Learn about free and bound bases and how to derive them from historic roots.
I didn't learn any of this during teacher training or school directed CPD, I've put my own hours into learning this stuff but my class love their spelling lessons now following a structured word inquiry approach.
The children deserve a proper understanding of the structure of the language.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Mr Smith. We really appreciate your feedback and have made several changes to the guide based on your suggestions.
For any parent or teacher wanting to celebrate Pancake Day, this is just the ticket! Everything you might need is covered here, including beautiful displays, fun activities, English and maths for little learners, and a lovely recipe.
These are just delightful. I have been testing them out, tutoring my eight year old son with them while we're on holiday. They are extremely useful! A good range of activities - define the word, use the word...punctuation and handwriting and grammar practice...an interesting mix of maths practise activities...story writing and dialogue...wordplay and spelling...interesting facts about history and geography, with fun tasks...and some very useful colour and black-and-white versions. Terrific!
Wow I have just discovered these and they look amazing. Super helpful for differentiation particularly for better able children!
Thank you for the video comprehension pack. My students loved all the videos, especially the inaudible ones.
I have noticed an improvement in concentration in class due to these videos.
These are simply the most brilliant, wonderful, amazingly useful and helpful things EVER!
In some ways activity mats are the simplest of ideas, but what an absolute gem of an idea.
This is a truly great mix of subjects across the curriculum, that I'm sure your members will use in many ways. For me, it will be a regular feature in my remote learning from now onwards. Also really appreciate the general knowledge inclusion; great for engagement.
I am so pleased to see that this resource really does stretch right across the primary age range, with some more challenging ones for my year 6. Wouldn't mind a few to challenge my most able Y6 too... but most importantly, I just need M O R E of these please.
Colourful, eye-catching and with several short activities, you have created a fantastic resource here. THANK YOU Really think these are great!
An absolutely fantastic set of videos to use in lockdown, or in class and in a 1 to 1 teaching lesson. The worksheets that are available after watching your choice of video covers everything you have watched and tests the pupil/s on their comprehension. Another winner from Teaching Packs. Congratulations Mark and your team. Simply Brilliant!