Here's what I did. Not sure if this was the intention, but did it anyway.mdfriederich wrote:My confusion is this: when the student writes the derivatives underneath the definition on Monday, does he also write the definition? On Tuesday's plan which indicates to look up the definition of the derivation in the dictionary (there's some alliteration for ya!), it only says to discuss it, not write it out. If he's already written the definition on Monday, what would be his motivation to look up the definition in the dictionary on Tuesday? If anyone can enlighten this confused mom, I'd appreciate it.
Also to clarify, the definition is underlined in red and the derivatives are underlined in blue, right? The book says that, but doesn't show it on the root word pages.
Diana in IL
On Mondays, we wrote on our note card one or two derivatives and their definitions.
We used the dictionary time on Tuesday to have practice using a dictionary to learn about all the little parts of a dictionary (pronunciation guide, looking up parts of speech, word origins, etc.). I would choose one or two different words to look up than what was already on our note card.
And on the color guide lines: we put the root word on the blank side of the note card. On the lined side of the notecard, on the top line (which our cards were pre printed in red) we put the definition. On the other lines of the notecard we just wrote the derivations and a small definition.
hope that helps a bit.