These Common Core State Standards Greek and Latin Affixes and Roots Differentiated Task Cards and Invent-a-Word Tasks are appropriate for 6th - 8th grade, but could be used as low as 4th and 5th grade depending on the academic levels of students. This set addresses Language Common Core State Standard L.6.4.b. Tasks include Greek and Latin affixes and roots identification practice for below, on, and above level learners, making the curriculum both accessible and challenging for all.
Below level task cards include multiple choice items, on level cards include more rigorous answer choice practice, and above level learners may be challenged by completing the on level cards in addition to the option to create their own Greek and Latin affixes and roots task cards. Cutting out below level and on level task cards and gluing them back to back for students allows them to take control of their own learning and choose their own level of rigor. Copying the above level “create your own” task cards onto the back of the student recording sheet gives students the opportunity to create at any level. Differentiated task cards allow students to take formative assessment to another level by giving them access and choice in their own learning.
This engaging set is wonderful paired with a Greek and Latin roots and affixes must-have dictionary as a resource for students. It is excellent for use in a learning station, could be played as a short, 5-question SCOOT! game, or might be used as a practice task or assessment after direct or small group instruction. This valuable resource could be utilized for test preparation, or as a remediation tool for those who need an extra push and more exposure to basic knowledge and identification of Greek and Latin affixes and roots. These exciting task cards make learning fun, and are perfect for a vocabulary or Greek and Latin affixes and roots unit. The addition of a nonfiction passage providing background information on the relevance of Greek and Latin roots and affixes to real life makes the content even more engaging! to immediate feedback. Recording sheets and answer keys for 5 cards are available. Two teacher modeling task cards are also included for the teacher’s convenience.
The differentiated Invent-a-Word task engages students in the creation and invention of a NEW word using Greek and Latin affixes and roots. Students are encouraged to mix and match Greek and Latin roots and affixes in order to create a new product or invention. An exemplar task is available as an anchor paper or teacher modeling tool. A rubric and measurement criteria are included for student learning choice as well as formative assessment purposes. A Greek and Latin affixes and roots anchor chart in addition to a resource page is included to provide students with an extra resource for support.
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