This morphology unit will help build students' vocabulary with Greek and Latin roots and affixes. Students who have an expansive vocabulary will be able to read quickly and with more accuracy, as well as determine the meaning of unknown words. One way to build students' vocabulary and reading skills is through explicit instruction and word study activities with Greek and Latin roots and affixes. These weekly morphology word study activities focus on five Greek and Latin roots and/or affixes to help students increase their vocabulary and transfer learning to decode unknown words.
Morphology is the study of words and their parts. Morphemes - Greek and Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes, and base words - are the smallest units of meaning. A strong understanding of morphology helps students with phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension. Morphology word study and vocabulary instruction unlocks the structures and meanings within words.
These weekly morphology word study activities teach vocabulary through Greek and Latin roots and affixes. Each weekly unit will introduce, teach, review, and practice Greek and Latin roots and affixes!
This Greek and Latin roots and affixes unit includes:
5 Greek or Latin roots and affixes with definitions
10 vocabulary words based on these Greek or Latin roots and affixes
a student booklet cover page
Vocabulary word cards (color + black and white)
10 worksheets for students
a concentration game
a capturing words game
suggestions for use
suggested week of lesson plans
These morphology activities are perfect to use in your word work center or in any type of literacy center for upper elementary students. They can also be used for vocabulary instruction, writing activities, and more!
The 5 Greek and Latin roots included in this unit are:
The 10 vocabulary words included in this unit are:
These morphology activities are perfect for:
whole group instruction
small group instruction
ELA / reading centers
Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):
RF.3.3, RF.3.3.A, RF.3.3.B
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