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The Nifty Thrifty Fifty- Decoding Larger Words The Nifty Thrifty Fifty- Decoding Larger Words

The Nifty Thrify Fifty

The Nifty Thrifty Fifty activities utilize a list of 50 words to teach the use of patterns when decoding, spelling and building meaning for polysyllabic words. Patterns in polysyllabic words are in the form of morphemic units in the form of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. It is estimated that for every word you know, you probably are able to decode, spell, and comprehend six or more other words using the morphemic patterns.

Teach the Nifty Thrifty Fifty Words by the 8 month plan:

http://teachers.net/4blocks/frazierNiftyThriftyFiftymonthlyplan.pdf

Other Nifty Thrifty Fifty Website Resources such as online games, PowerPoints, and words to print out for classroom use:

http://www.gamequarium.com/niftythriftyfifty.html

http://www.teacherweb.com/WI/Rhinelander/Klaus/HTMLPage2.stm

http://karlasmith4.com/nifty_thrifty_fifty_words.htm

http://teachers.net/4blocks/goodies.html







Mrs. Brooke Curlee, Transformation Specialist (School Improvement Grant)
Huntsville City Schools
Dawson Elementary School
Huntsville, Alabama
jennifer.curlee@hsv-k12.org