Explore Greek and Latin roots, words, and meanings with this hands-on card game.
Can Learning Greek and Latin Word Origins Be Fun? You Bet It Can!
Why teach Greek and Latin word origins with worksheets when you can learn with a fun and engaging card game?
This card game has been designed to teach your students about the origins and meanings of a collection of commonly used root words. The aim of the game is to match a selection of root words with their meanings, example words, and word definitions. Players win by being the first person to use all of the cards in their hands.
Played similarly to the game of Rummy, students will use their vocabulary skills and strategic know-how to collect and assemble groups of four cards depicting the root, its meaning, a word using the root, and the meaning of that word.
The resource includes:
- instructions for game set-up and play
- a set of Root Word Rummy Cards
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource for students to work on as a Reading group activity.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
The purpose of this game is to learn about words and how they work… not to be stressed by unfamiliar words! Provide students with a dictionary, or allow them to use an online equivalent if they need to look up the meaning of new vocabulary. Word definitions will hopefully provide the additional information they require to complete the next steps in the game.
➕ A Greater Challenge
Challenge those students who require extension by having them create word banks for the root words contained in the game. Perhaps offer a prize to the student who creates the longest list… extra points for definitions!
Download Your Greek and Latin Roots Game!
Use the dropdown menu next to the Download button to select from the color or black and white version of this resource. An editable Google Slides file is also available should you wish to change any of the included words.