Success in reading requires effort!!!!!! Understanding the definitions of Greek and Latin root words will give your students the edge they need to pass high stakes tests. Knowledge of these words is a tool that will help them take apart words and rebuild new words. As your students begin to recognize Greek & Latin roots in unfamiliar words, they can ask themselves if the root's meaning makes sense in the context. This includes questions that will support the Texas TEKS at grade 5 and CSCOPE Curriculum (ELAR Grade 5 Unit 02A: Appreciating Literary Nonfiction and Drama).