Over 60% of the English language comprises words derived from Greek and Latin roots. Vocabulary from Classical Roots is ideal for students mastering growing content-area vocabulary in social studies, science, and mathematics - predominantly multisyllabic Greek and Latin-based words.
Vocabulary from Classical Roots helps students unlock the meanings of thousands or words. As students transition from learning to read, to reading to learn, they will develop a useful, transferable technique for making sense of unfamiliar words.
"Students must be able to use common, grade appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word."~ Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.
Skills Addressed: Prefixes and Suffixes - Word Origins and Etymologies - Synonyms and Antonyms - Analogies - Word Usage - Word Forms - Critical Thinking - Dictionary and Glossary Use - Writing - Editing Sentences - Homophones - Multiple-Meaning Words - Parts of Speech - Spelling - Syllables - - Test Taking & Assessment
Educators Publishing Service Grades 4-11
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