Greek and Latin Roots

Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension

Author: Trisha Callella

Publisher: Learning Works

ISBN: 9780881603811

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8027

A strong vocabulary is the foundation for reading comprehension. In fact, vocabulary is the foundation of all areas of literacylistening, speaking, reading, and writing. The activities in this resource incorporate all areas of literacy to maximize the transfer of vocabulary into your students' reading comprehension.

Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots

Author: Elizabeth Osborne

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 9781580492072

Category: English language

Page: 144

View: 6867

Students learn the sources of hundreds of vocabulary words with this new, multi-year program. Unlike many programs that depend on rote memorization, Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots incorporates a variety of techniques to teach students the skills they need to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words, while also expanding sight vocabulary.Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots reinforces new words through:a format that capitalizes on word familiesassociative hooks and visuals to jog the memorybuilding language-analysis skillsexercises designed for maximum retentionMany vocabulary programs are focused on preparing students for a test from week to week, but Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots teaches skills that they can use for a lifetime.Teaches word analysis skills by focusing on root words.Additional notes on word and phrase histories build interestHumorous visual mnemonics reinforce recall.Book Five is recommended for 11th Grade.This is a student classroom edition. Tests and Answer Keys are available through the publisher but are only sold to schools and teachers.

Greek and Latin Roots: Keys to Building Vocabulary

Author: Rasinski, Timothy

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 1618137948

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 7545

Enhance instruction with an in-depth understanding of how to incorporate word roots into vocabulary lessons in all content areas. Suitable for K-12 teachers, this book provides the latest research on strategies, ideas, and resources for teaching Greek and Latin roots including prefixes, suffixes, and bases to help learners develop vocabulary, improve their comprehension, and ultimately read more effectively. Ideas on how to plan and adapt vocabulary instruction for English language learners are also included to help achieve successful results in diverse classrooms.

The Latin and Greek Roots of English Words Keyed to Selected and Targeted Vocabulary

For Use by High Schoolers, Middle Schoolers, Elementary Schoolers, Homeschoolers, and Self-Learners

Author: Robert Zaslavsky

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533152763


Page: 248

View: 5952

This book is a tool intended to give readers a knowledge of, and feel for, the most basic building blocks of vocabulary, namely the roots that are the basis of so many English words. Knowing these roots enables readers to gain greater reading fluency. Armed with these roots, readers can guess the meanings of unfamiliar words without a feeling of helplessness and without unnecessary dependence upon a dictionary. In this way, reading becomes more fluid, more rewarding, less burdensome, and-most important-less frustrating. The passport to successful reading is frequent reading of varied texts. Frequent reading presupposes confidence in one's reading ability. This book is meant to give one that confidence.

Red Hot Root Words

Mastering Vocabulary with Prefixes, Suffixes and Root Words

Author: Dianne Draze


ISBN: 1593630379

Category: Education

Page: 119

View: 1471

Help students improve their mastery of the English language and acquire the keys for understanding thousands of words by studying Greek and Latin word parts (prefixes, root words, and suffixes). This is one of the most complete, usable presentations of vocabulary development using word parts you will find. A knowledge of word parts gives students a head start on decoding words in reading and testing situations. This is the first book in the two-book series. Each of the well-developed lessons in this text includes: one to three word parts along with meanings and sample words, five vocabulary words that use the prefixes or root words, definitions and sample sentences for each of the five words, a practice exercise that lets students apply knowledge of the words and their meanings, and a one-page review worksheet for one or two lessons that presents more unique opportunities to work with the prefixes and root words and to see how they are combined with suffixes. In addition to the student pages, the teacher's information includes: an extensive listing of the most common prefixes, root words, and suffixes; their meanings and sample words; additional words for each lesson; and lesson ideas to supplement the word being studied. For older students, use Red Hot Root Words, Book 2. Grades 3–5

Practice with Prefixes

Author: Tim Rasinski,Nancy Padak,Rick M. Newton,Evangeline Newton

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425894887

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 3332

Written by Timothy Rasinski, Nancy Padak, Rick M. Newton, and Evangeline Newton, this resource presents the most frequently encountered Latin prefixes in English, as well as introductory Greek prefixes. Each lesson provides content explanations, instructional guidelines, and student activities. ZIP file also includes suggestions for extension activities and assessment. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards. 240pp.

More Greek And Latin Roots

Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension

Author: Trisha Callella

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591983286

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 3931

Vocabulary from Classical Roots


Author: Norma Fifer,Nancy Flowers

Publisher: Educators Pub Svc Incorporated

ISBN: 9780838822609

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 1445

Ideal for students mastering a growing content-area vocabulary in social studies, science, and mathematics multisyllabic Greek- and Latin-based words help students unlock the meanings of literally thousands of words.

Fab Vocab: Greek and Latin Roots

Reproducible Games and Activities That Teach 25 Key Roots

Author: Sheila Wheaton

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9781338153644

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 9607

Engaging activity sheets help students independently build words and analyze their meanings, while motivating multiplayer games offer a fun way to review and reinforce vocabulary words they have learned from the activities. A delightful way to boost vocabulary, comprehension, and spelling skills.


Teleporting Into Greek and Latin with the Cryptokids

Author: Edith Hope Fine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985759704


Page: 50

View: 6734

Cryptomania! explores 200 basic roots in a lively, graphic novel-type format. The CryptoKids teleport to adventure, along with Alphy, the Microcyanosaurus. Newbery-winning author Richard Peck calls it "the ideal introduction to the Greek and Latin building blocks of English." Third grade and up; supports Common Core Standards.

More Prefixes And Suffixes

Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension

Author: Trisha Callella

Publisher: Creative Teaching Press

ISBN: 9781591983262

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 2567

Prefixes and Suffixes, eBook

Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension

Author: Trisha Callella

Publisher: Creative Teaching Press

ISBN: 1591989620

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8205

The national standards require that students beginning at fouth grade use their knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of wrods. Each of the 30 units in this resource includes a word list, vocabulary sort cards, review game cards, and a vocabulary quiz. Students will learn over 300 vocabulary words and become more comfortable "dissecting" words and defining their parts.

Vocabulary Packets: Greek & Latin Roots

Author: Liane Onish

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545124126

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 9982

Provides a variety of activities to help students learn five common Greek and Latin roots and new words formed from them.

Teaching Word Meanings

Author: Steven A. Stahl,William E. Nagy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317433912

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 4216

Learning new words is foundational to success in school and life. Researchers have known for years that how many word meanings a student knows is one of the strongest predictors of how well that student will understand text and be able to communicate through writing. This book is about how children learn the meanings of new words (and the concepts they convey) and how teachers can be strategic in deciding which words to teach, how to teach them, and which words not to teach at all. This book offers a comprehensive approach to vocabulary instruction. It offers not just practical classroom activities for teaching words (though plenty of those are included), but ways that teachers can make the entire curriculum more effective at promoting students' vocabulary growth. It covers the 'why to' and 'when to' as well as the 'how to' of teaching word meanings. Key features of this exciting new book include: *A variety of vocabulary activities. Activities for teaching different kinds of words such as high frequency words, high utility words, and new concepts, are explained and illustrated. *Guidelines for choosing words. A chart provides a simple framework built around seven basic categories of words that helps teachers decide which words to teach and how to teach them. *Word learning strategies. Strategies are offered that will help students use context, word parts, and dictionaries more effectively. *Developing Word Consciousness. Although specific vocabulary instruction is fully covered, the primary goal of this book is to develop students' independent interest in words and their motivation to learn them. *Integrated Vocabulary Instruction. Teachers are encouraged to improve the reading vocabularies of their students by looking for opportunities to integrate vocabulary learning into activities that are undertaken for other purposes.

English Words from Latin and Greek Elements

Author: Donald M. Ayers,R. L. Cherry

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816508990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

View: 1709

Presents an overview of the development of the English language and examines the formation of words especially from Greek and Latin roots. Also discusses definitions and usage.

Word Roots Level 1

The Building Blocks of Better Spelling and Vocabulary

Author: Cherie A. Plant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781601446718


Page: N.A

View: 552

Word Detectives

Learning Latin Roots Through Stories, Movements and Pictures to Expand Vocabulary

Author: Trista Gleason

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512037043


Page: 188

View: 1456

Word Detectives Volume 2 is the second of three workbooks that make Latin roots accessible to elementary students through stories, movements, and pictures. Many programs start with prefixes and suffixes. In contrast, Word Detectives begins with the "meatiest" part of the word. Prefixes and suffixes modify words, but the roots are the essence. These roots can form a foundation for vocabulary and spelling. Each root is introduced using a simple story. This story is then associated with a body movement that reminds students of the meaning of the root. Finally, the root is associated with a picture that reminds the student of the story, the movement, and the meaning. There are 4 roots per lesson. The lessons are designed to be short and simple. Intensive worksheets combined with a scripted instructor's guide teach students to identify familiar roots when they encounter them in words. First students study a list of words with a common root using fine discrimination to differentiate between similar words, and then students learn to infer the meaning of unfamiliar words using gross discrimination based on the clues provided by the roots, prefixes, and suffixes. This book is meant to be a tool. If introduced early (between third and fifth grade), Latin roots can be highlighted in spelling, reading, and vocabulary, but it is never too late. The story-movement-image combination impacts multiple learning styles and makes high level skills attainable for younger students. Let's become "word detectives." Word Detectives Worksheets Volume 2 is an optional companion workbook. It eliminates the need to make copies and keeps student work organized. Instructors may prefer to purchase one Word Detectives Volume 2 Workbook which includes the stories, movements, pictures, worksheets, and scripted instruction guide. Instructors may choose to additionally purchase one Word Detectives Worksheets Volume 2 workbook which includes only the pictures, worksheets, and prefix/suffix appendixes for each student. Let's start looking for clues!

The Genius in All of Us

New Insights into Genetics, Talent, and IQ

Author: David Shenk

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385532652

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 7492

Is true greatness obtainable from everyday means and everyday genes? Conventional wisdom says no, that a lucky few are simply born with certain gifts. The new science of human potential suggests otherwise. Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent, and intelligence, and take a look at the amazing new evidence. Here, interweaving cutting-edge research from numerous scientific fields, David Shenk offers a new view of human potential, giving readers more of a sense of ownership over their accomplishments, and freeing parents from the bonds of genetic determinism. As Shenk points out, our genes are not a “blueprint” that dictate individual destinies. Rather we are all the product of interplay between genes and outside stimuli—a dynamic that we can influence. It is a revolutionary and life-changing message.