Teach students Greek and Latin roots with short [10-minute] daily activities. Students practice one root word each week. Daily practice includes foldable organizers, practice exercises, or games.
Each root comes with an anchor chart. Just print, cut out, and paste. In just a few minutes your are ready to go.
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.
|Students complete the foldable organizer(s) by writing words containing the root and writing the definitions for each word.|
For 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|
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.
|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.|
|Students make an index card for challenging words. On the cards, students write definitions, sentences, and create illustrations for the words.|
|Students practice using the “Root Word of the Week” with a game activity. Students record the answers for the game in their practice booklets.|