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WHY GREEK AND LATIN ROOTS?
Almost 70% of the English language is derived from Latin and Greek languages. When we teach students these “building blocks,” they can recognize and decode unfamiliar words that are related to a known root. It is also increasingly important to explicitly teach students the meanings of Greek and Latin roots as they encounter the very technical vocabulary found in science and other content areas.
WHY SKETCH NOTES
Sketch notes present your students with a meaningful and engaging activity that they will love. Doodle notetaking activates verbal and visual modalities to capture concepts. The whole brain is absorbed in hearing, synthesizing, and retaining ideas. This high level of engagement not only helps with retention of the content, but it also leaves little room for distraction.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
This resource includes a completely unique doodle page for 60 different Greek and Latin roots. These roots are organized in 20 units (3 roots per unit); these units correspond to the units in my Get to the Root of it [Book 1]. You do not need to have my Get to the Root of It [Book 1] to use these Doodle Notes, but if you are looking for more structured word work for your students, you can learn more about it HERE.
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