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As you know, knowledge of the meaning of words is essential to reading comprehension. The majority of English words come from Greek and Latin roots.
When students learn a root word and its meaning, they can learn the meaning of many English words they may encounter in their reading. For example, when students learn that “aud” means “to hear,” that knowledge can help them figure out the meaning of the words audio, auditorium, audition and audiology.
This word root, prefix and suffix study is aligned to the Common core Standards.
Greek and Latin Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes Study
This product is a 20 week Greek/Latin root study program. Each week, students will learn 6 word roots. These include prefixes and suffixes. Each week contains:
An introductory page that lists the root and its meaning. Please see pictures for ways you might use this.
Word Wall Cards – Each card lists the root and its meaning. There is also a large space for students to draw a picture.
The next section is differentiated:
a graphic organizer on which the students will write words that contain the root, a sentence containing one of the word roots and a picture to go along with the sentence. I have also included a list of word ideas for each root. You may choose to give this to your students or not.
a graphic organizer that is almost the same as the one above. This can be used for your lower level students. The difference is this one has the list of words already on it. It also has a sentence with a missing word. The students choose the correct word from the list. They draw a picture to go with the sentence.
Matching cards – the students can play a matching game with a partner. They will match the root to its meaning. You can even add the cards from previous weeks for review.
A root word search – students are given the roots for that unit and asked to find them a certain number of times. They are given a statement such as, “Find the root that means again 3 times.” For several of the units, I have included roots from past weeks for review. *Answer sheet included*
Fill in the blank sheet. Students will fill in the blank with the appropriate word listed on the top of the paper. Each root for that unit is used twice. Answer sheet included.