Here's what teachers are saying about Reading Olympians!
"The GREATEST thing I have ever found to teach Root Words! Honestly, this has done wonders in helping my kiddos understand, use and FIND prefixes, suffixes, and other root words! They LOVE that it is based on Greek Mythology (Thanks Percy Jackson!) and they are always eager to see who the next god or goddess is :) "
"I'm on year three of using this fantastic unit to teach Greek roots. Many TpT units come and go, but this one has become a staple. I believe in this one!"
"Wow! The total package for root word study! They definitely remember their roots after each unit!"
"This is a great comprehensive program for greek and latin roots! So easy to implement in my special education classroom! "
"What hasn't been said already in the comments? This resource has my grade 5 students mesmerized all the while expanding their vocabulary and spelling skills. More fool them! How can something so simple have become such a powerful tool in my program? I'm sold and so will you be!"
The Reading Olympians teaches 100 Greek roots (prefixes and suffixes) and contains over 300 pages of resources! Reading Olympians is a valuable resource for educators and home schoolers. The program breaks 100 roots into 10 sets and each group is named after a Greek figure. When a student masters a set, he/she becomes a member of that group-for example the Nike or Poseidon group. When they master all 10 sets the become an Olympian!! Roots are now in Common Core K-8! There are fun extensions of the program on our website as well as examples of Reading O in action in classrooms across the country!
The program includes 310 pages of materials:
*word wall cards for student to illustrate
*root ring cards to provide individual resource student
*activity to utilize the roots
*chants to help learn each root
* group guides for each set
*award to present when a set of roots is mastered
*data binder material for students
*organizational materials for teachers
The program includes detailed instructions, and website support, to implement in your classroom. Please visit our website to get an idea of how the program works! You will be AMAZED at what learning the roots will do for your students' vocabulary and they love learning them! Reading Olympians is easily implemented in your classroom any time of the school year. We would love to answer any questions you may have! We are currently working on updating our information to include 6th grade common core standards!
Why teach the roots?
*Research strongly supports the teaching of roots to increase vocabulary
*Roots are learning objectives of the new Common Core Standards
*Learning one root is a gateway to a multitude of words
*Roots provide at risk readers with an increased meaningful vocabulary and higher readers with a deep understanding of the language
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**DISCLAIMER** Our product is not based on the true Greek Mythological characters of the Olympians