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Create a Latin roots mini-dictionary with your class! This easy and low-pressure lesson plan is a great way to introduce young pupils to the idea of Latin roots. After your class discusses the roots aud-, dict-, spec-, man-, and ped-, pupils can complete a worksheet on common words that use the roots uni-, bi-, and tri-. Finally, complete the lesson by constructing a mini-dictionary where pupils choose several Latin roots and then list all the words they know that contain these words. Because many of the activities included in this lesson are easy, open-ended, and draw on pupils' prior knowledge, your class is sure to feel successful and ready to expand their vocabulary.
Improve vocabulary by reviewing Greek and Latin roots with your ELA class! A fun and easy way for your class to memorize roots, groups are given a set of nine roots and nine definition cards which they must then match. Encourage groups to think about words that contain the provided roots in order to help them match up definitions and see the connection between learning roots and improving their vocabulary. With three different sets of roots, there is plenty of material for a week's worth of warm-up activities.
A graphic organizer based on the Latin root nov allows young readers to find synonyms for four different words: novice, novelty, innovate, and renovate. Based on the synonyms that pupils find in a thesaurus (the activity suggests using the online Visual Thesaurus, but you could use any thesaurus), they infer what the Latin root means. Use the graphic organizer for any other root that you'd like to review in class.
Infuse your vocabulary lesson on Latin roots with these activities, all of which reinforce the root a/ad (to, toward, add to). Graphic organizers, riddles, and short answer questions help your students review their vocabulary and use context clues to learn new words. You could use one activity a day over a five-day period, culminating in a quiz on Friday.
Are your advanced learners reading authentic Latin this year? Whether you're teaching Caesar, Cicero or Virgil, use some of these strategies to map out your unit. What do you focus on? Consider taking small passages and making that the main focus to increase reading comprehension of this dense material.
Middle schoolers examine the Latin roots -scrib, -script, -spec, and -spect, and discuss literary devices. They define the meaning of each Latin root, and in small groups generate a list of words containing each root. They then write examples of two types of literary devices.
Fourth graders complete a worksheet. In this root words lesson, 4th graders discuss the meaning of a root. Students view words with the Latin root stru/struct and discuss their meaning. Students repeat this process with other Latin root words. Students complete a worksheet where they explore more Latin word parts.
Fifth graders complete a worksheet. For this word roots lesson, 5th graders review that Latin roots are the basis of many English words and learn various Latin roots. Students write the roots on the board and explain their meaning. Students complete a worksheet on Latin word parts.
Ninth graders complete spelling activities using Latin expressions. For this Latin expressions lesson, 9th graders complete an oral class activity using Latin expressions and complete a worksheet where they research to explain the meanings of the expressions of Latin origin.
Bring a dead language back to life with the seven Latin activities included here! Latin learners can test their knowledge of a variety of language skills with the two available play modes.
Young scholars create comic strips in groups and explain to the class the Latin and Greek roots of their superhero names. In this Latin and Greek root lesson plan, students get into groups and come up with superhero characters to integrate into a comic strip. They present their comic strip to the class, and tell how each name given to a superhero comes from Latin or Greek roots.
High schoolers read "The Eruption of Vesuvius" and "Flight from Disaster," watch slide show of archaeological ruins in Pompeii and Herculaneum, discuss Roman culture, view Powerpoint presentation on graffiti found in Pompeii and Herculaneum, and write their own graffiti in Latin.