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Sep 01

Free Activities for Greek and Latin Roots

 

Teach students Greek and Latin roots with short [10-minute] daily activities.

The Routine

Monday
[Day 1]

Introduce the “Root Word of the Week” by using the anchor chart. Students complete the first page of their practice booklet by writing the meaning of the root word and listing words containing the root during the discussion.

Monday Activity ~ Students discuss the root word of the week using the Anchor Chart and complete the first page of their practice booklet.

Tuesday
[Day 2]
Students complete the foldable organizer(s) by writing words containing the root and writing the definitions for each word.

Free foldable organizer from Greek and Latin RootsFor most students, I recommend using words that the students already know on the foldable organizer. This is so students can make a clear connection between the meaning of the root word by associating it with something they already know. [Then when completing Thursday’s card deck activity, have students expand their vocabulary by using more difficult words.]

For example, here is a list of “Easier” and “More Challenging” words for the root terr:

Easier Words More Challenging Words
territory Mediterranean
extraterrestrial terra
terrier terrestrial
terrarium disinter
terrace terra firma
subterranean tureen
terra cotta terrane
territorial interment
terrain terra incognito
terrazzo
terrene
inter

In the full version of Greek and Latin Root Words, four different styles of foldable organizers are used. This free sample uses the hexagon fold pictured above. Tuesday Activity ~ Students create a foldable graphic organizer with the root word.

Wednesday
[Day 3]
Students complete the next two pages in their practice booklet. This sample contains two pages that may be printed back-to-front and then folded in half to have a booklet feel.

Wednesday Activity ~ Students complete the next two pages in their practice booklet.

Thursday
[Day 4]
Students make an index card for challenging words. On the cards, students write definitions, sentences, and create illustrations for the words.

Index Card Activity from Greek and Latin RootsThursday Activity ~ Students make an index card for challenging words. On the cards, students write definitions, sentences, and create illustrations for the words.

Friday
[Day 5]
Students practice using the “Root Word of the Week” with a game activity. Students record the answers for the game in their practice booklets.

Friday Activity ~ Students practice using the root word of the week with a game activity. Students record the answers for the game activity in their practice booklets.

 You can download this free sample here: Greek and Latin Root Words Sample Week
Greek and Latin Root Words ~ Free Unit Sample
Gay Miller

 

4 comments

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  1. Deb

    Hi Gay,

    it doesn’t download:( Very cute

    1. Gay Miller

      Sorry!! I forgot to come back and add the link after the product was up on TPT. It’s now at the bottom of the post.

  2. Beth

    I would love to use this but cannot locate the link to download. Thanks!

    1. Gay Miller

      Sorry, the link has now been added.

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