Grade Level 5
Lesson 67



  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 CALORIE with a point value of 59 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.   

·               CALORIE            a unit that measures the heat and energy value of food


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

·              CAROL                a song of joy usually sung at Christmas time

·              RECOIL               to spring back

·              ÉCLAIR                a custard-filled pastry

·              ORACLE               one who others believe has the power to give divinely               inspired answers or revelations

·              CORAL                 skeletal material of colonies of tiny sea polyps; deep pink               color

·              RELIC                  an old object that has had an association with a martyr or               saint; remaining trace of something


  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.