I borrowed the titles of this post from a blog of the same title about word study using inquiry.
We are in the beginning stages of our inquiry, looking at prefixes, suffixes and base words. I assign some words and the students try to figure out the base word and then find its etymology (history – which language it originates from). The groups then find other words that share the same base and create a word matrix which clearly demarcates the different parts of the work. My hope it to get to the level of word knowledge that we can do inquiry like the Wordy Nerdys do!
Here is some of our work so far.
Another way to increase our vocabulary is to read daily.
and here we are reading!