Here’s another lesson in the Cryptomania! series—three sample pages from Greek and Latin for Cryptomaniacs, the student workbook I wrote to accompany my book Cryptomania! Teleporting into Greek and Latin with the Cryptokids. (Meets CCSS.)
Students meet 24 Greek and Latin roots for body parts like these: oto = ear, pod = foot, cran = skull, and pulmon = lung. With those tools, they can figure out big, challenging words like otoscope, podium, cranium, and pulmonary.
A student-made bulletin board can feature a toga-wearing figure with Greek roots on the left and Latin on the right, like the one shown in the lesson. Students can add related words from medicine and science like ocular, dermatitis, and cardiac.
In Dig Deeper, students explore English word with roots for body parts, like centipede, quadruped, manual, pterodactyl, cordial, and more; they also learn about the term “per capita.”