Grade Level 5
Lesson 60



  1. Students will use phonetic and structural analysis and knowledge of words to expand their vocabulary.


  1. Write the letters and point values on the board before the students arrive.
  2. Give the students a couple of minutes to create the highest scoring word out of the letters of the day.  Remind them that if they use all 7 letters, they score a Scrabble “bingo” and get a 50 point bonus.
  3. Ask the students to volunteer the words they have created and list those words on the board with their point values. Make sure to point out homophones, homonyms, prefixes, suffixes, word roots and words with more than one definition. 
  4. Today’s highest scoring word is PRODUCT with a point value of 62 points.  If no one in the class identifies the word, then take a few minutes. To introduce the word by discussing its (1) spelling (2) pronunciation, (3) definition, (4) part of speech and (5) use in a sentence.   

·               PRODUCT         something that is produced; the number resulting in the           multiplication of two or more numbers


  1. Here are some other words that can be derived from today’s set of letters.

·              COUP               a brilliant, sudden and usually highly successful act

·              CURD               the solid part of sour milk

·              DUCT               a tube or vessel carrying bodily fluid; a channel through            which water or another liquid flows

·              CURT               rudely abrupt

·              POUT              to sulk; to show displeasure

·              DOUR              looking stern or sullen


  1. Ask students to reflect on the strategies they used to create their highest scoring word.
  2. Ask students to add these new words to their vocabulary notebook.