Greek and Latin Roots Unit for High School

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9th - 12th
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51-slide PowerPoint; 63-page student notes; 12-page answer key
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Teaching Greek and Latin roots? This Greek and Latin roots unit has everything you need to cover 50 of the most common Latin and Greek roots that make up the English language. This resource is perfect for teaching root words to high school students. 

This Greek and Latin roots unit contains

✅ a 51-slide PowerPoint presentation including one slide for each common Latin and Greek root

✅ Slides contain a definition as well as three examples of the Greek and Latin root. Includes definition of each example

✅ a 63-page student notes PDF 

✅ Student note pages include 6 activities for each common Latin and Greek root: 

      definition of the root word

      examples from PowerPoint

      student research - look for additional examples 

      illustrate a word 

      use a word in a sentence 

      choose a word & explain the connotation 

✅ Exercises for each list of common root words. Activities vary by list and include: 

◼ match the meaning 

◼ use context clues to determine the meaning of a word containing the root 

◼ write a paragraph using each root 

◼ crossword puzzle 

◼ cryptogram 

◼ word scramble 

◼ match the meaning 

◼ definitions of unknown words (multiple choice)

◼ match the meaning 

✅ Two quizzes: one for Latin and Greek roots lists 1-5 and one for lists 6-10

✅ PDF answer key for list exercises and quizzes 

Some common Greek and Latin roots included are: 

◼ uni

◼ bi, du

◼ tri 

◼ quad

◼ pent(a) 

◼ dynam

◼ hydro 

◼ meter

◼ dox 

◼ logue, logo

◼ syn, sym 

◼ anthropo 

Looking for more grammar resources? Check out the ELA 9-10 Language and Editing Task Cards, Bell Ringers, Exit Tickets 

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51-slide PowerPoint; 63-page student notes; 12-page answer key
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