Research has shown that a developed vocabulary, the knowledge and use of many words, is one of the most important indicators of reading success. A proven way to assist students with increasing their understanding and use of words is by teaching Latin and Greek roots. When students learn how to identify the root in a word and know its meaning, they can decipher the definitions of many words that contain the same root. As students become familiar with these patterns or root-word families, their understanding and use of words grow exponentially.
This is a 27 week long course that teaches students Latin and Greek roots and vocabulary words that utilize the roots. This course is Common Core Aligned:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.3b Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.3c Decode multisyllable words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4b Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).
The word lists are in a student friendly graphic organizer. The weekly tests are in various formats that ask the students to identify the roots, translate, provide correct vocabulary, write sentences with the roots, and more.
The bundle is 100 pages of teaching material in PDFs that include:
*27 root and word lists
*25 complete answer keys