I may not be the norm in this, but I love word study activities! I’m so excited to be able to tell you about some Montessori word study printables that will help preschoolers through elementary-age kids develop a love of word study, too!
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Update: March 21-27, 2021:
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The printables are designed to be compatible with the Montessori early elementary curriculum. They can be adapted for preschoolers who can read and upper elementary as well.
My 6-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, and I have just started using the printables and love them already. We even have an activity that my toddler grandkids (Sophia at 23 months and Caleb at 20 months) had fun with, too. There are so, so many more materials that we’ll have fun using in the future!
Here are the awesome word study materials available from Every Star Is Different:
Montessori Rhyming Words Printable Pack
- Progresses from beginner to advanced rhyming activities
- Includes rhyming word families
- Encourages students to sound out words
I like to feature a book with lots of rhyming words, like the fun Sheep in a Jeep, along with the rhyming words picture matchup. Thee are many pictures available in the printable, so you can choose however many will be best for your child or classroom.
This even works for toddlers! For toddlers, we just used the pictures along with objects for 2 sets of rhyming words: tape and grape for the first set and goat and boat for the second set. First my daughter, Chrissy, demonstrated the activity to Caleb and Sophia. Here Caleb is matching the objects to the pictures.
Here, Sophia is matching the objects to the pictures. This is a great way to focus on vocabulary, matching, and the concept of rhyming with toddlers.
For Zoey, I had a large number of rhyming pictures and words available.
Montessori Compound Words Printable Pack
- Introduces compound words as math equations
- Discusses the difference between compound words and root words combined with prefixes and suffixes
- Prompts students to identify compound words while reading
I love the book Once There Was a Bull…(frog)! It’s a silly and memorable introduction to compound words. It’s available inexpensively used.
Zoey loved the compound word equations! First, she read all the equations. Then she placed each of the pictures inside the corresponding boxes. She was very careful to get them aligned correctly!
Then she added each of the control equations, checking each equation and placing the control below her completed equation.
Here, Zoey is completing her check of compound word equations. (For example, the equation she’s checking says “sand + box = sandbox”.) This was a fun activity that made compound words very clear!
Montessori Suffixes Printable Pack
- Compares root words and suffixes to a train with box car
- Introduces multiple words with suffixes and their definitions
- Demonstrates students can change the whole meaning of a word by changing suffixes
Montessori Prefixes Printable Pack
- Introduces concepts using true to life images
- Includes prefix definitions
- Provides multiple root word and prefix match ups
I featured the book If you were a Prefix with the prefix materials. I love to add interest and make concepts clearer with books. The prefix picture sorting cards are in a Montessori cards display box. The prefix definition chart, prefix matchup word strips, and prefix matchup chart are in a 6.5 x 4 x 1″ wooden tray. The prefix matchup charts are great for control of error. There are 3 sets of charts for both definitions and matchups. I just have set 1 out.
Here’s a layout using the prefix picture sorting cards.
Montessori Antonyms Printable Pack
- Introduces the idea of opposites to students
- Helps students expand their antonym pool and apply it to writing
- Encourages students to identify vocabulary while reading
Montessori Synonyms Printable Pack
- Teaches the concept of synonyms using beautiful true to life matching images.
- Encourages the examination of sentences for details
- Boosts vocabulary possibilities when writing
Montessori Homophones Printable Pack
- Features true to life image clip cards to help students understand homophones
- Provides students opportunities to practice homophones together and separate
- Includes sentences to enhance understanding of homophones
Montessori Homonyms Printable Pack
- Uses pictures to teach what homonyms are
- Includes a drawing activity
- Enhances understanding through sentence clip cards
Montessori Homographs Printable Pack
- The concept is taught through beautiful true to life images
- Encourages read aloud skills
- Includes a book activity
Montessori Word Families Printable Pack
- Introduces students to the idea that some words can have prefixes and suffixes
- Enhances understanding of vocabulary terms.
- Encourages creativity exploring word families.
Added: I love that we’ll be able to use the word study materials for years!
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