Perfect for a roots-based approach to teaching vocabulary. This Latin Roots Packet includes a PowerPoint with 35 Latin roots set up for students to take notes on their own set of index cards as well as 6 quizzes and one practice quiz to get students used to the format of the assessment.
The PowerPoint has 35 Latin roots and notes to accompany each root. Each slide lists the root at the top, with an image of an index card below it that includes the notes. Notes on index card have 2-3 words with the root included, definitions of those words, and an image. The 30 roots are divided into 6 groups of 5.
The quizzes require students to state the meaning of the root, identify a word from a word bank that contains the root, and match each word from the word bank to a sentence (based on context clues). Each quiz tests students over 10 words, with quizzes 2-5 including the five "new" roots and five of those that have been covered previously. Answer keys for the 5 quizzes as well as one practice quiz are included.
I have used the roots-based approach in my classroom by giving students 5 new roots per week. Students take notes over 5 new roots on Mondays on their own set of 3"x5" index cards. They take quizzes over all the roots they have learned so far on Fridays. While students take the Friday quizzes, I check their note cards and give them points for completing those.
If you are interested covering both Greek and Latin roots, see my Roots Bundle. The Roots Bundle includes a PowerPoint for each Greek and Latin as well as a set of quizzes for each Greek and Latin.
Latin roots partner well as vocabulary portions of any unit; I like to use them with Shakespearean units, such as _Romeo and Juliet_.