I love using this visually rich PowerPoint presentation bundle as a fun, interactive way to introduce my students to Greek & Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes. I created this presentation, quiz, and answer key bundle for a summer school acceleration class for incoming 6th graders a few years ago. Since then, I have used it with students in grades all the way up to tenth, and teachers from grades three on up have told me that they love it and use it on a regular basis.
The resource includes:
Greek & Latin Roots Introduction PowerPoint Presentation
Greek & Latin Roots Introduction Quiz and Answer Key
✱ ✱ ✱ This product is included in my Greek and Latin Roots Mega Bundle. Buy the bundle and save! ✱ ✱ ✱
The topic of Greek and Latin roots is part of the larger topic of morphology, stems, and affixes found in academic language. Knowledge of Greek and Latin roots is important and useful for my students because it gives them the ability to spot patterns and a strategy to decode the meaning of unfamiliar words in a variety of situations.
Greek and Latin Roots Intro Presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint - 88 Slides)
Greek and Latin Roots Intro Presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint - 42 Slides)
Greek and Latin Roots Intro Presentation - Quiz/Guided Notes (Microsoft Word)
Greek and Latin Roots Intro Presentation - Quiz/Guided Notes (Adobe PDF)
Greek and Latin Roots Intro Presentation - Quiz/Guided Notes Answer Key (Microsoft Word)
Greek and Latin Roots Intro Presentation - Quiz/Guided Notes Answer Key (Adobe PDF)
Read-Me File With Notes for the Teacher (Adobe PDF)
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There are two PowerPoint presentations included with this bundle. One is a "mini" and one is a "mega." I tend to be a maximalist when it comes to explaining things to my students (more is better!), but sometimes I want a shorter option, so I made a smaller version that still has all the pertinent info. If your students already know plenty about Greek and Roman civilizations, the shorter option may work for you..
The "mega" version, which is eighty eight slides, contains background information about the Greek and Roman civilizations, as well as more flourishes and "fun" slides. Eighty-eight may sound like an enormous number of slides, but it's designed to be pretty fast paced, with just the right amount of info on each slide. The Quiz/Guided Notes will work with either version of the presentation.
Everything in this bundle is 100% editable, so you can fine-tune it to fit your needs! The Word and PowerPoint files will work with versions 2003 and newer.
Both presentations end with a transition into a fun Greek and Latin roots project, my free Greek and Latin Roots Art Book Lesson Plan
The presentations are designed for note-taking. Slides that are meant to be copied have a clip-art image of a pencil on the bottom. Slides that provide supplemental information don't have the pencil. I developed this system because I often want to have extra information in a presentation to embellish the core ideas, but I don't want students to constantly ask, "Do I need to write this down or not?"