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18. Building vocabulary: word families

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin



  • The second key vocabulary-building strategy to focus on with learners at entry-level is developing their understanding of word families.
  • Look for words in the learners’ texts that provide examples of how root words can have prefixes or suffixes attached to them. Focus on the most common prefixes and suffixes, including
    un-, re-, in-, dis-, -s, -ed, -ing, -ly
  • Watch of video of Sue Dymock discussing the word families of the word “cover” in the context of the Sowing Seeds text.

SD Word Families


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