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
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.