Root Word Dictionary - A dictionary of Greek and Latin roots Find Greek and Latin roots by meaning: First, click on the "Search for roots" link at the top of this page; Then, in the search box, enter the English meaning of the root you want to find; The root word you're looking for should show up in the results. More about using Root Word Dictionary: To understand how Greek and Latin roots word are used in constructing terminology: First, look a root word up in the dictionary; Then, look up similarly spelled prefixes and suffixes in the prefix and suffix dictionary on this site, which gives examples to show how these roots function in word origins; Next, look up the meanings of the example terms given in the prefix and suffix dictionary (most of which are linked to their definitions in the biology dictionary on this site).
Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension 1. Monitoring comprehension Students who are good at monitoring their comprehension know when they understand what they read and when they do not. They have strategies to "fix" problems in their understanding as the problems arise. Improving Fluency in Young Readers What is fluency? According the National Reading Panel (2000), fluency is the ability to read text with speed, accuracy and proper expression. Fluent readers: Recognize words automatically Read aloud effortlessly and with expression Do not have to concentrate on decoding Can focus on comprehension Why is fluency important?
Reading Games – Free Online Reading Comprehension Games for Kids Reading games for kids are a great help for parents and teachers who are looking for fun ways to develop healthy reading habits in children. The virtual world here at JumpStart has a fun collection of games to encourage reading in kids. Play them now! Online Reading Games Mobile Reading Games JumpStart Pet Rescue EAP Vocabulary Academic Word List Coxhead (2000). The most frequent word in each family is in italics. There are 570 headwords and about 3000 words altogether. For more information see The Academic Word List. Reading Comprehension Factors Readers are actively engaged with the text; they think about many things as they read to comprehend the text. For example, they do the following: Activate prior knowledge Examine the text to uncover its organization Make predictions Connect to their own experiences Create mental images Draw inferences Notice symbols and other literary devices Monitor their understanding These activities can be categorized as reader and text factors (National Reading Panel, 2000). Reader factors include the background knowledge that readers bring to the reading process as well as the strategies they use while reading and their motivation and engagement during reading. Text factors include the author’s ideas, the words the author uses to express those ideas, and how the ideas are organized and presented.
Writing Cafe My Home Page » Writing Cafe Writing Cafe How to Write Well Pearson Prentice Hall: eTeach: Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension by Patricia Babbitt Introduction Most Effective Strategies Practical Applications of Reading Strategies Summary Resources Remember the adventures that lived and breathed between the pages of a really good book when, as a young reader, you slipped away undiscovered into your own magical world? My favorite works were Charlotte's Web, Arabian Nights, Huckleberry Finn, Arthurian Legends, and, later, the timeless tragedy of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. It is no surprise that many of us who loved such adventures grew up to become today's English teachers and writers.
English Vocabulary from Classical Roots Most English academic vocabulary is from classical roots, as well as a surprising number of common English words. . A look through the General Service List (the 2000+ most frequent words in English) shows that about 1/4 of those most common words-- and over 1/3 of the words in the second half of the list-- have Latin or Greek roots. On the Academic Word List, it’s closer to 2/3. You can study nearly 1/3 of those on the root pages in EnglishHints.com.
Eng Prac1: The 3 Levels of Meaning (Literal, Inferential, Evaluative) Strategies for Deeper Understanding: 3-Levels of Meaning Literal Level: What the text says: the things that actually happened in the story. You can point to the text to show the literal meaning. If the text says, "Sally walked around the new Corvette, got behind the steering wheel, and smiled at herself in the review mirror of her most recent purchase," the literal meaning is that Sally just bought a new car. Inferential Level: What the text means: the meanings drawn from the literal level.