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! We will be viewing the PBS documentary Do You Speak American?
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. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people.
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 E Suffixes Word Formation Game Suffixes Word Formation: Practice suffixes word formation by playing this interactive ESL board game. Prefixes, suffixes and root words are great skills to learn. Students with good skills will most often be able to guess the meanings of unfamiliar words by breaking down the words using these skills. Choose whether to practice suffixes word formation by navigating a treacherous galaxy filled with green monsters, a sea filled with pirates or a river filled with crocodiles. Either way this will keep your heart pounding.
Root Word Dictionary - The web's largest root dictionary! Root Word Dictionary is the largest online dictionary of word roots. Here, you'll find the meanings of all the Greek and Latin root words commonly used in constructing biological and medical terminology. The list is alphabetical, which lets you look roots up even if you're not sure about their exact spellings. In the index above, click on the first letter of the root you seek. 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. Then, each student will then teach a particular root and related vocabulary words to another group of students through a "jigsaw" exercise.
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. It gives us the chance to consciously make a decision, suggesting we aren’t just slaves to our impulses.
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 In addition to the list of 111 word parts, I made 35 groups of 5 related words.