Perfect for a roots-based approach to teaching vocabulary. There are separate sets of Greek and Latin Roots that each include a PowerPoint with 30 Greek/35 Latin roots set up for students to take notes on their own set of index cards as well as 5 Greek/6 Latin quizzes and two practice quizzes to get students used to the format of the assessment. Additionally there is a cumulative final that covers all 65 roots in a matching format.
The Latin PowerPoint has 35 roots, and the Greek PowerPoint has 30 roots. Each PowerPoint is set up for students to take notes to accompany each root. Each slide lists the root at the top, with an image of an index card below it that includes the notes. Notes on index card have 2-3 words with the root included, definitions of those words, and an image. The roots are divided into groups of 5.
The quizzes require students to state the meaning of the root, identify a word from a word bank that contains the root, and match each word from the word bank to a sentence (based on context clues). Each quiz tests students over 10 words, with quizzes 2-5 including the five "new" roots and five of those that have been covered previously. Answer keys for each of the quizzes as well as two practice quizzes are included.
The final included covers all 65 roots in matching format. The key is included. Greek and Latin roots are mixed in the final.
I have used the roots-based approach in my classroom by giving students 5 new roots per week. Students take notes over 5 new roots on Mondays on their own set of 3"x5" index cards. They take quizzes over all the roots they have learned so far on Fridays. While students take the Friday quizzes, I check their note cards and give them points for completing those.
The roots-based approach to vocabulary partners well as the vocabulary portion of any unit. I like partnering Greek roots with units such as “The Odyssey” or Greek Mythology, while I tend to pair Latin roots with Shakespearean dramas.