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Greek and Latin Roots Word Wall - Grade 4-6

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 9 pages | Grades: 4 - 6

Build student vocabulary with daily exposure to Greek and Latin roots using word wall displays.

Grow Vocabulary with Greek and Latin Roots

Whether you have high readers, low readers, or ELL students, vocabulary instruction is a critical component in any balanced literacy program. In higher grades, this transitions into intensive word study, and a serious integration of Greek and Latin root words. This Greek and Latin root vocabulary word wall is sure to prove invaluable in helping students grow their vocabularies, enhance comprehension, and build reading confidence.

This set of 24 word wall cards serves as an excellent display for studying roots. Each card has the root, its meaning, and a picture or symbol to aid in understanding. These are available in both color and blackline versions.

With these word wall cards, students will grow their vocabularies and increase their abilities to use word parts to gain meaning from text.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your reading and writing lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this resource to enhance learning through guided reading and writing groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

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

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by providing direct instruction in small groups, or by providing cloze-type activities to build skill.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Challenge students by having them identify the roots in text, or by creating a    personal dictionary using root words.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color or blackline version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Mount on a bulletin board or wall for a permanent student reference guide


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