There is a plethora of reasons to teach Greek and Latin roots, and myriad ways to do it! This school year I added an old instructional stand-by to my vocabulary development program: worksheets! I give them as homework after introducing the roots via an interactive
Free root word tree and more! Over eighty percent of the words in the English language contain a root word. The origin of the root word may be Greek, Latin, Old English, Anglo-Saxon, or even Proto-Indo-European! A Word Tree is a tree-shaped
Thinking about teaching Greek and Latin roots? I started doing it in a summer school credit-recovery class in 2008. Since then, I’ve been teaching Greek and Latin roots in almost every subject I’ve taught, including ELA, computer science, drawing, and
I made this unit in 2012 for struggling and emerging readers in a summer school class. The class was made up of students with a wide range of reading levels. Most tested at around the 6th grade level, although some were lower and
News Alert! Hangman has escaped from the gallows in a daring helium balloon stunt! A small red bird is believed to be his accomplice! Any persons with information about these fugitives is asked to contact authorities. They are believed to
Sunny days bring curly slides and soccer games, volleyball and picnics. Tap into students’ love of the outdoors with this themed unit of informational and creative writing activities scaffolded with fun worksheets and centers that reinforce the fundamentals of good
It’s been 55 years since they were teenagers banging around the streets of Tulsa! I updated the PowerPoint with some cool new illustrations and backgrounds. Have a look! Thanks to MMG for the superb illustration of the Outsiders!
I created this graphic to show how the Latin and Greek languages can have such a large influence on modern English and other European languages. As you can see, the two languages were spoken throughout all of early western civilization.