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 check out the two main branches of biology—botany (plants) and zoology (animals)—while learning roots and suffixes for cool jobs in the world of science: zoologist, ichthyologist, biochemist, astronomer, geologist, and others.
“Just Call Me . . .” has students figure out a person’s job from their description. For instance: “Call me Stormy. I’m the TV weather guy. I know what’s happening high above! I’m a __________.” (meteorologist)
In Dig Deeper, students learn about etymon/entomon (words/insects), helmintology (think worms!), ecology, and volcanology. Have students find other “-ology” and “-ologist” words that are job-related.