Since reading comprehension and vocabulary knowledge are closely related, it is imperative that students develop the skills necessary to acquire new vocabulary as they move through school. The CCSS Reading: Foundational Skills demand students know and apply grade-level phonics and word-analysis, including morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) in decoding words.
Though many students acquire new vocabulary through their independent reading experiences, a great number of struggling students do not read enough independently to develop the new vocabulary they need to keep pace. Direct vocabulary instruction can benefit all students.
This set includes 40 of the most common Greek and Latin roots found in the English language.
Use the cards to create word walls, create flashcards, or set up matching or memory review games for literacy centers or small groups.
A reference sheet with all roots, meanings, and word examples is included.
I've also included a set of blank cards in case you want to add more roots to your list.
It is my sincerest hope that this resource helps you build stronger readers in your classroom.