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! Hamlet This song is a modern take on Hamlet’s famous soliloquy “to be or not to be.” Just like Hamlet, the rappers will question the nature of human existence and ponder our ability to have a say in our own actions and decisions. How do you feel about these loaded questions? Intro To be or not to be: Somehow it just came to me, In a question, "What’s Life?
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 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.
A Midsummer Night's Dream In this song, which covers A Midsummer Night’s Dream, act 2, scene 2, you’ll witness Puck use his crafty tricks to help Oberon get revenge on his wife. A potion will trick her into falling in love with a “vile” animal. This A Midsummer Night’s Dream song features rapped original Shakespearean text as well as modern lyrics. Intro OBERON: What thou seest when thou dost wake, [Squeezes the flower on TITANIA’S eyelids] Do it for thy true-love take; Love and languish for his sake; Be it ounce, or cat, or bear, Pard, or boar with bristled hair, In thy eye that shall appear When thou wak’st, it is thy dear; Wake when some vile thing is near. Lullaby, lullaby, lullaby, lullaby…
Classics Technology Center: The Roots of English CTCWeb Showcase Roots of English: an Etymological Dictionary* by Prof. Eugene Cotter, Seton Hall University Download Instructions** Improve Comprehension: A Word Game Using Root Words and Affixes ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Romeo and Juliet First, you’ll dig through Romeo and Juliet’s prologue in Shakespeare’s original sonnet form. Rapper Akir will follow, providing a modern version that will help students gain an understanding of the conflicts amongst “two households, both alike in dignity.” Intro CHORUS: Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; Whole misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents’ strife. The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love, And the continuance of their parents’ rage, Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove, Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;
List of Greek and Latin roots in English Some of those used in medicine and medical terminology are not listed here but instead in Wikipedia's List of medical roots, suffixes and prefixes. A B C D Got to Teach!: Teaching Greek and Latin Roots Some estimate that up to 75% of the English language is derived from Greek and Latin roots. They truly are the "building blocks" of English and present teachers with an extremely powerful framework to nurture students' vocabulary development. Why should you be teaching Greek and Latin roots to your students?
Adjectives Ladies and gentleman... Random presents: Adjectives. Adjectives are describing words, as you may know. Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins "A treasure (from the Greek ‘thesauros’, treasure, store or storehouse) trove (past participle of an Anglo-Norman verb meaning ‘to find’) of verbal wonders" – William Hartston, Daily Express Combining both accessibility and authority, The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins describes the origins and development of over 3,000 words and phrases in the English language. The book draws on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research programme and language monitoring, and relates the fascinating stories behind many of our most curious terms and expressions in order to offer the reader a much more explicit account than can be found in a general English dictionary.
Root Words, Roots and Affixes Many English words are formed by taking basic words and adding combinations of prefixes and suffixes to them. A basic word to which affixes (prefixes and suffixes) are added is called a root word because it forms the basis of a new word. The root word is also a word in its own right. Parts of Speech This song introduces students to the parts of speech: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction and interjection. The Parts of Speech song gives examples of different types of nouns, common verbs and verb tense, and the modifying properties of adjectives. With a chorus that will get your students “running through the parts of speech,” this Parts of Speech rap is perfect for introduction or review.