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Basic Entymology-Greek and Latin Prefixes and Roots

published on: 2/28/2003

Contributing Teacher(s): Brett Heinzman

Subject Area: Communication Arts/English Grammar/Usage

Grade Range: High School (9-12)

Materials Needed: Word lists

Objective: Students improve vocabulary by learning 150 prefixes and word roots.

Instructional Strategy: Evaluating Student Understanding

Process Standards:

  • Goal 1.6 discover and evaluate patterns and relationships in information, ideas and structures

Content Standards:

  • Communication Arts 7. Identifying and evaluating relationships between language and culture


    Time Allowance: varies

    Description: Students improve vocabulary by learning 150 prefixes and word roots.

    Classroom Component: A teacher needs to explain to his or her class that prefixes and roots are parts of the origin of our language or Etymology. By learning the 150 prefixes and roots students will dramatically improve their vocabulary skills, which will improve ACT and SAT vocabulary scoring.
    A teacher needs to assign the class the task of memorizing the list of prefixes and roots. Students may make flash cards and quiz one another.

    The teacher then can give activities in which the students have to make words by using the root words and prefixes. When the teacher wants to check for mastery, they may give the exam.

    word lists

    word lists





    For additional information contact :
    Brett Heinzman
    Kirksville Sr. High
    Kirksville R-III
    (660) 665-4631

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