Teaching Morphology through Greek and Latin Roots

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Teaching Morphology through Greek and Latin Roots
Created by The Ancient-Minded Professor

Why teach vocabulary through Greek and Latin roots?
• Vocabulary acquisition has a direct and immediate effect upon reading comprehension
• The majority of academic words in English are derived from Greek and Latin

Learning Vocabulary through Morphological Study is the place to start. This download uses current research to help you build stronger readers. It includes the following:

• Reasons for studying Greek and Latin words based on current research
• 8 activities that you can use in your classroom including a classroom game, a synectic comparison lesson, a semantic mapping discussion, four worksheets that will help build awareness of morphemes, a scaffolding exercise, and an example lesson that can incorporate current events into the discussion of Greek and Latin roots
• 400+ Greek and Latin roots (morphemes) as well as important vocabulary terms for each root word
• Vocabulary terms that have been carefully chosen based on how many English words are built using that morpheme
• Vocabulary terms have also been chosen according to the frequency with which they appear on word lists from standardized exams (ACT and SAT)
• The materials in this product is closely aligned with the Common Core standards
• L.7.4 (Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word)
• L.9–10.4 (Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies
• 25 pages of Greek and Latin words roots that contain clear explanations

Looking to use Greek and Latin roots to teach vocabulary to younger students, check out my collaborative products:
Learning Vocabulary through Morphological Study - Elementary Edition Grades 3-5
Learning Vocabulary through Morphological Study - Primary Edition Grades 1-2
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45
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester

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Teaching Morphology through Greek and Latin Roots
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Teaching Morphology through Greek and Latin Roots
Teaching Morphology through Greek and Latin Roots
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