Greek and Latin Roots: Keys to Building Vocabulary
Teacher Created Materials, May 1, 2008 - Education - 0 pages
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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A Root Awakening
Planning Vocabulary Instruction
Getting into Words A Developmental
Vocabulary Practice Activities
From the Classroom Roots in Action
Flexing with Word Parts Some Strategies
Digging into Dictionaries
A Brief History of English
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Page 10 - Well, also he will notice in the course of time, as his reading goes on, that the difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — 'tis the difference between the lightningbug and the lightning.