Latin and Greek Roots

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-Latin and Greek Roots are found in more than 60% of all English words, and more than 90% of all discipline speficfic words.-The study of morpology gives students the tools to analyze words and find meaning for themselves. Engages and teachers the student cogntives procresses. -Greek and Latin roots are commonly thought to be too dificult for young students, however on the contrary are simple and famiilar to children. Students are able to use one root or prefix to learn many othe words.-Green and Latin Roots are a time effective instructional strategey where less than an hour a week on 1-2 roots can help a child unlock meaning for more than 40 words.

Commonly Used Roots in the Intermediate GradesSub=Under Dict=To SpeakA(n)=Without Graph=Write Port=Carry Tele=DistrantAuto=Self Photo=LightGress=Go Cred=BelieveMicro=Small Aud=Hear

Games are a wonderful method reinforce root study-"I Have, Who Has?"-It's Greek to Me-Short Circuit-Jeopardy

Students should learn & use a 4 step cogntive process when use roots to find meaning of a word:1. Acknowlede they don't know the word2. Look for parts or roots in the word they use3. Predict the meaning based on roots4. Check meaning againest the context of the text

L.3.4. Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion). L.4.4. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph). L.6.4. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible). L.7.4. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel). L.9-10.4. Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., analyze, analysis, analytical; advocate, advocacy).

Foldables are a great tool for root instruction, click on the picture to link to a resourceful blog.

Using pictuers helps students understand and remember meanings. These cards are great for classroom decor and can be purchased by clicking on the picture.

Click on the above title to link to a shared folder of word lists, activities, assesments and smartboard files

Example of root knowledge to help students in a geometry review lesson.


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