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Skip to 0 minutes and 0 seconds Now I’m going to have a go at making a word web, and I’m going to use the word cover again and I will pop that in the middle of my web. So what I’m looking for in the word web are other words that have got cover in, so let’s go. Well I’m thinking about things like bedcovers, it’s a compound word, but that really works. Bedcovering, and there’s probably more of those I could do - bedcovers bedcovering, yeah okay - Bedcover I’ll put that in as well. So you can see how you start to be able to populate some of the sections that’s one little group. Let’s think of something else.

Skip to 0 minutes and 40 seconds Let’s have a go, right, I’m going to go for un-cover, uncovering these words are quite similar to the ones that we might create in the matrix, but actually these are slightly different as we would have had those ones appearing because these are compound words. Uncovering uncovered, let’s put a couple of those in. Right, what else have we got…discover – let’s pop that up here as there’s a whole little group of words. Discover discovery, discoverable yeah lots of them because discover can take lots of suffixes at the end, and prefixes actually so I could even put if I wanted to maybe rediscover that little group of words could go in there as well.

Skip to 1 minute and 35 seconds Okay, well I just thought of one that definitely wasn’t on my matrix. This is the lovely thing about word web’s – covert – because you can put words in here that don’t actually sound quite the same, so the word cover is in there, but we pronounce it covert and that that really gets children thinking about what the meaning of that word is, and again we could change that to covertly - love that word. Let’s think what else we could have - compound words, what about something like when you send a letter you send it with a coverslip, yeah coverslips that would be another one we could have.

Skip to 2 minutes and 23 seconds Another one, it doesn’t quite go in there or there, I’ll put it down here because it is a bit similar - coverup. Might be able to use quite a few these words to write a story I think… it might be a mystery story! We have recovered, no, ah we have recover, recovery, yeah, recover recovery that works quite well, can I think of any more, actually because I haven’t put these in - cover coverable - that would work. We could have uncover able.

Skip to 3 minutes and 13 seconds I’m going to stop there, but you can see what we’re doing here, by generating the words that have the word cover in it, we’re now beginning to be able to group words more by their overall meaning we can really explore what that would cover means in its broadest sense.

Teaching morphology part 2

In this step, Becca will explore the use of morphemes on the word ‘cover’ by creating a word web. After watching, head to the next step to find out more about word family webs.

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