Display learning about Greek and Latin roots and their origins with a crafty graphic organizer.
A Visual Display of Greek and Latin Roots
Are you looking for an appealing way for students to demonstrate their understanding of roots? Then look no further than this window-style graphic organiser. This template will add a little spark to your otherwise dreary word study lesson!
Students cut out the strip and frame and then complete the information about a particular root. This graphic organiser allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of the root. They do this by:
- stating the root’s origin
- using the root in a sentence
- giving examples of words containing the root
- drawing a picture/icon to represent the root (to act as a memory aid)
- explaining the meaning of the root.
After completing the information, students can decorate the parts before threading the strip through the frame. Why not encourage your students to complete as many template copies as possible?
Why are Root Words Important?
A knowledge of roots is not only beneficial in developing spelling and reading skills but also in expanding vocabulary. This graphic organiser is a fabulous educational tool that will help your students classify their ideas and begin to see relationships between concepts.
How Can I Use This Root Word Activity?
Individuals might like to build their collection of roots graphic organizers. Alternatively, the completed templates could be displayed in the classroom. You could even challenge the class to develop a set of templates where no single root is repeated.
Download & Print — It’s Child’s Play!
While this printable template can be printed on paper, a better result is achieved when heavier cardstock is used.
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