Greek and Latin Roots: Keys to Building Vocabulary

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Teacher Created Materials, May 1, 2008 - Education - 0 pages
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Suitable for K-12 teachers, this book provides the latest research on strategies, ideas, and resources for teaching Greek and Latin roots including prefixes, suffixes, and bases to help instruct learners in vocabulary development, improve their comprehension, and ultimately help learners to read more effectively. Written by leading authors and literacy experts, this book enhances instruction with an in-depth understanding of how to incorporate word roots into vocabulary lessons in all content areas. Strategies are presented to help teachers empower students with techniques for using roots to unlock word meaning while expanding their vocabularies and developing a genuine appreciation for words. Ideas on how to plan and adapt vocabulary instruction for English language learners are included to help achieve successful results in diverse classrooms. This resource is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and supports the Common Core and other state standards.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
A Root Awakening
25
Planning Vocabulary Instruction
39
Getting into Words A Developmental
53
Vocabulary Practice Activities
75
From the Classroom Roots in Action
97
Flexing with Word Parts Some Strategies
109
Digging into Dictionaries
127
A Brief History of English
141
Appendices
159
Glossary
199
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David Harrison, Litt. D, is a nationally acclaimed author and poet. He has written more than seventy-five books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for young readers and has been anthologized in countless others. His work has been translated into twelve languages and has been aired on television, radio, podcast, and video stream. David has authored many professional and classroom resources for teachers, including Partner Poems for Building Fluency: 40 Engaging Poems for Two Voices with Motivating Activities That Help Students Improve Their Fluency and Comprehension with Timothy Rasinski and Gay Fawcett. He has even created a video series, Let s Write This Week with David Harrison, that brings writing tips into the elementary classroom and offers graduate college credit for teachers. David holds degrees from Drury University and Emory University and holds honorary doctorates of letters from Missouri State University and Drury University where he is the current poet laureate. David Harrison Elementary School is named in his honor.

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