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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.
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.
Focus on the Latin roots struct and tract with this PowerPoint, boasting plenty of practice opportunities. To help develop a definition of each root, viewers match a list of words to their pictures. Then, they compare those words to a list of definitions. A few short practice opportunities close this presentation.
Use this spelling worksheet to help your learners master root words. All 20 words have a Latin root: "urb," "public," "reg," "civ," "doc," or "dom." Middle schoolers write each word one time. There are additional at-home activities listed. Samples are written in cursive.
Students use a thesaurus on the internet to explore the meanings of Greek and Latin roots. They find definitions of given words, draw a concept map for root words, and write four synonyms for each word. Students discover how Latin and Greek roots assist in defining and reading additional words.
Do your pupils need extra spelling practice? Send them home with a worksheet that asks them to spell a list of 20 words that all contain the Latin root spec, volv or ver. Youngsters write each word in cursive one time. Additional at-home suggestions for activities are included.
Encourage your independent scholars to produce a monumentum aere perennius, or a monument more lasting than bronze. Here they'll choose their favorite song, work to translate the lyrics into Latin, and record themselves reciting the translated lyrics. Let the music begin!