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20 Complete Lists of Stems (Greek and Latin roots).
The lists are grouped by "type" of meaning, as much as possible. For example, "Numbers," "Family," "Internal Body," "Prepositions." There are 3 "miscellaneous" lists (lists 18-20) to bring in all remaining stems that I felt were important enough to include, but either didn't have a place on another list, or other lists ran out of spots (to keep each list at 25 stems).
Each list contains 25 stems, the meaning of the stem, example words that use the stem in it, and the origin of the stem. (A total of 500 stems, with meanings, example words, and origins!)
I use these weekly with my 5th and 6th grade classes.
My 6th grade classes get a new list of 25 each week, which they learn, take a weekly test on, as well as do an accompanying activity. I cut the lists in half for 5th grade, requiring them to learn just 12 each week, with an accompanying activity.
These lists could easily be used in higher grades! Even younger students could benefit from learning Greek and Latin roots (obviously in a modified list/activity to fit their level).
Accompanying activities include:
- Choose an example word for each stem and correctly use the word in a sentence.
- Choose an example word for each stem and look up it's definition, then draw a picture to represent it.
- Choose an example word for each stem and then list 2 synonyms and 2 antonyms for each word.
- Many other activities can be done using the stems and their meanings!