THE STAR GROUP’S LATEST ADVENTURE BEGAN WITH A SIMPLE SUFFIX LESSON AND ENDED UP AS A COOL NEW PROJECT!!
They decided that others needed to know about this suffix information,
so they created the SWI News!
Please take a few minutes (6 min and 12 seconds to be exact) to watch this informative and entertaining newscast. The students are hopeful that teachers will show the video to their students and they are eager for their families to watch. They are excited to pass along this nugget of knowledge to you! Feel free to post a question or comment as well.
These 5th graders are hoping to make this a monthly Newscast Series to bring you the latest orthographic conventions, evidence and knowledge. Orthography is spelling and they know that if you can spell a word, you can read a word!!
Today’s segment questions the suffix <-tion> and provides evidence of the real suffix being <-ion>.
Note: after reviewing their first filmed event, the group would like to add a few notes for clarity.
- When announcing word sums (base + suffix) they would like to point out that the word ‘equals’ should have been the phrase ‘is rewritten as’.
- In the next video, they want to be sure to announce the spellings of each word instead of saying the base and spelling the suffix.
- They would also like to clarify why there may be an ‘e’ crossed off on some of the base words. This is due to a common spelling convention of dropping the final, single, silent e when adding a vowel suffix. They also think this spelling convention might be a good one to make for their next newscast!
Thank you for your understanding of any small faux-pas due to their nerves as they participated in their very first filmed event! We want to thank you for watching and hope that you learned something new today!
Mrs. Barnett and the Star Group wish to thank our videographer and mentor, Fenton High School Senior, Nick Campbell for his time, videotaping & editing skills and for his advice on Newscasting!!