Once students enter grade 3 the number of words they need to learn each year increases to somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000. It’s impossible for any teacher to teach all of the words they need to learn! Half the battle is convincing your students that there is more to the words than meets the eye. For instance, did you know that the origin of a word often impacts how it is spelled?
Download this document that will help you explain some common spelling differences among Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek words.