Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by Deeena, Sep 1, 2007.
Sep 1, 2007
What books or activities do you recommend for teaching your students greek/latin root words?
A good book I've used: Greek and Latin Roots, by Trisha Callella, published by Creative Teaching Press.
Sep 4, 2007
Words on the Vine
I use this one too and I absolutely love it!!!
Oct 5, 2007
Anyone used a program called WORDCELLS? I cant find it anywhere
Oct 7, 2007
I use this too. I also have picked up a book called Month-by-Month Phonics and Vocabulary, grade 5. It's part of the Four Block writing system, working with words block. Everything is spelled out.
item number CD-104242
The 4th grade teacher and I also use the Greek and Latin Roots and Suffixes and Prefixes books by Trisha Callella. They are quite challenging, but we have seen great results. It takes about 20 minutes each day, but is well worth the time.
On the first day, we introduce the prefix, suffix, or root and do the Vocabulary Sort page. The second day, we have the students do a scavenger hunt for more words containing the one we are studying that week. Next, we play a game of Concentration with the words and definitions. The fourth day, we do the "I have the word...who has the word?" type activity that is included in the books. Our final day, we take the test.
Im gonna check that book out!
Oct 8, 2007
Just noticed that the link in the other post did not work properly-sorry! I changed it and added it here! Hope that you will find these books to be as helpful as we have!!
It's nice to see this topic. I don't go too in-depth with them, though my students certainly learn about them! Actually, we started today, and they had a general idea what they were. What are some neat lessons you do with them, books or no books?
Oct 9, 2007
Here us a link you may find really helpful. I printed it out and it came to 10 pages, but it has ever Greek/Lating root you could ever imagine.
What I have been doing so far is going through each week's spelling list with the kids searching for prefixes, suffixes, and Greek and Latin roots. I don't get into Greek/Latin prefixes/suffixes. As we find them we write the meanings in our notebooks next to the spelling lists. I plan on doing scavenger hunts later once we have covered a few more,
Good idea! I would also like to hear more ideas about fun/meaningful activities you do with roots/prefixes/suffixes. I'm planning on having my students create a powerpoint slide of one of the words for the week that was the most challenging to them. Any other ideas?
Oct 10, 2007
I appreciate the link, though currently it's taking a long time to load. Thank you, though!!
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