One of the areas I have always been looking for "something" is my Greek and Latin Root word study. Over the years I have taught them in a sort of systematic way, but it was always a "maybe" subject. Maybe I will get to it. Maybe I will do this with the roots today. Maybe I will make something that won't make this a "maybe" subject.
Well, this year, I think I did it.
What I did was create these Root Word Trifolds. Essentially, combining all of the things I had been doing in the past, but into one easy to use and follow trifold.
So here is how it works:
Each Monday, I copy the trifold I am using for the week back to back. I pass them out to the kids, they fold them (because I am sure not going to fold 32 trifolds myself!) and we get to discussing the roots. Here is the exact schedule of what I do.
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You can see in this picture that not only are they answering the questions with the roots, but they are providing evidence of it as well! #3 shows just how they are using the roots to help them deconstruct the made up word! I love it! :)
So basically, since I started using these, my life has become SO much easier!
And if you just can't wait, here is the link to the Root Word Trifolds in my store. They really would make the PERFECT review right now and would be awesome to incorporate into your curriculum for next year.
What do you do to teach Greek and Latin Roots in your classroom?