Mrs. McGinnis & Mrs. Surjan / Advanced Root Word Unit We begin the new year by studying word roots. Many words we use in the English language come from other languages, especially Latin and Greek. Once you learn the most common word roots, you will be able to decode words that you encounter that contain those roots. This unit will help to expand your vocabulary! The World's Most Spoken Languages And Where They Are Spoken This beautifully illustrated infographic (above), designed by South China Morning Post’s graphics director Alberto Lucas Lopéz, shows the most spoken known languages in the world and where they’re spoken by the 6.3 billion people included in the study. Based on records collated from the database Ethnologue, the infographic illustrates the wide-ranging facts and figures of the world’s living languages catalogued since 1951. “There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today.
111 Greek and Latin Roots for Gifted Learners 111 Greek and Latin Word Parts To differentiate spelling and vocabulary for my gifted students, I incorporate words with Greek and Latin origins. This list is a compilation of 111 Greek and Latin roots with meanings and an example English word. Groups of Five Related Words Root WordsVocabulary Games and Resources is crucial in a child’s education as it not only helps carry spelling skills over to reading fluency but also greatly increases general comprehension skills, reading or otherwise. A fun way for kids to build their repertoire of root words is by playing online root word games. Teaching root words, prefixes and suffixes is often closely linked with teaching word origins, including teaching Greek and Latin root words. Also sometimes referred to as base words, root words are at the basis of many common everyday words as well as medical root words. There are many online root word resources for teachers which are useful for creating both root words lesson plans and root words worksheets. Different root words are introduced at different educational levels.
15 classroom language games Using English and avoiding L1 for instruction language and common questions in the classroom is absolutely vital if you want students to use English every day and realise that what you are teaching them is relevant to their lives. Below are 15 games to practise this kind of useful language. NB: if you want to […] Using English and avoiding L1 for instruction language and common questions in the classroom is absolutely vital if you want students to use English every day and realise that what you are teaching them is relevant to their lives. Below are 15 games to practise this kind of useful language. NB: if you want to add spoken production of the classroom language to any of the action games below, you can have the students chant the actions they are doing as they do them and/ or allow students to take turns giving each other instructions
Rooting One's Way to Meaning Lesson Question: How can the Visual Thesaurus help students discover the meanings of some ancient Greek and Latin roots? Applicable Grades: Lesson Overview: In this lesson, small groups of students will use the VT to assist them in an inquiry based approach to discovering the meanings of some common Latin and Greek roots. The case of the missing “u”s in American English Before you consciously became aware of your decision to read this article, your brain was already making the necessary preparations to click the link. There are a few crucial milliseconds between the moment when you’re consciously aware of a plan to act, and the moment you take action. This brief window is thought by some scientists to be the moment in time when we can exercise free will.
Classics Technology Center: The Roots of English CTCWeb Showcase Roots of English: an Etymological Dictionary* by Prof. Eugene Cotter, Seton Hall University Download Instructions** CPALMS Resource: LAFS.7.W.1.2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. The website is not compatible for the version of the browser you are using. Not all the functionality may be available. Please upgrade your browser to the latest version. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. Subject Area: English Language Arts
Re-imagining the grammar classics: Using the DO IT technique with gap fill exercises This is the second in a series of blog posts in which I’ll present a range of activities that can be used in class with minimal – or even no – preparation at all. Most of these activities revolve around reviewing or extending grammar structures, and as such are designed to be as flexible as possible and thus usable in many different situations. First up we looked at a way of personalizing gap fill exercises so that they work in a more meaningful and motivational way in your language class. This time I consider what to do when faced with making gap fills that we find in books more meaningful and how to inspire some creative thinking when completing them. What is DO IT?