Montessori Spelling & Etymology: Latin Root -cent Elementary Language help pages

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Montessori Spelling & Etymology: Latin Root -cent Elementary Language help pages

What is etymology? Etymologies are not definitions but rather explanations of what our words meant and how they might have sounded many years ago. Learn about the history of the Latin root cent meaning 'part of one-hundred.' What words belong in this word family based on the root? Seven words among them have been chosen to help explore affixes, spelling & syllables, determine parts of speech and to match vocabulary.

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Montessori Spelling & Etymology Guide: Elementary Language Word Study Workbook

Explore the inner workings and nuances of modern English.

This learning resource guides young grammarians to:

• Review the Montessori approach to spelling and vocabulary development
• Analyze seven words within a word family related by its root word

Practice matching these words to their dictionary definitions
• Distinguish slight differences in meanings based on prefixes and suffixes.

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Dr. Maria Montessori believed the only way our world would find lasting peace was through educating our children. Much of her elementary curriculum was written by her during a period of internment in India during WWII. This time period helped solidify Dr. Montessori’s belief in Peace Education.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).
Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).
Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


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