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Rasinski, Timothy V.; Padak, Nancy; Newton, Joanna; Newton, Evangeline – Reading Teacher, 2011
In this article, the authors make a case for teaching vocabulary in the elementary grades through a focus on the morphological structure of words, in particular English words that are derived through Latin and Greek roots and affixes. The authors present a set of engaging instructional ideas for the use of Latin and Greek derivations to teach…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Instruction
Barmore, Karen – Arts & Activities, 2011
Russia is a very large country, spanning across the two continents of Asia and Europe. It has a rich folk-art tradition. In old Russia, among peasants, "Matryona" or "Matriosha" was a very popular female name. The Latin root "mater" means "mother." This name was associated with the image of a large,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Folk Culture, Studio Art, Ceramics
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Nilsen, Alleen Pace; Nilsen, Don L. F. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2006
Teachers can build on students' familiarity with and respect for the Harry Potter books to create source-based vocabulary lessons. The idea is to work with the Latin roots that J. K. Rowling uses to create original names for places, people, and magical charms and then to extend students' knowledge through exploration of additional English words…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Familiarity, Latin, Vocabulary Development
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Kail, Suzanne R. – English Journal, 2008
High school teacher Suzanne R. Kail and her students uncover the relevance of learning Latin and Greek roots to enhance vocabulary and spelling. Kail reflects on her experience of combining what might be seen as an old-school practice of memorization with promoting higher level thinking skills and anticipates what she will revise for the next…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Latin, Thinking Skills, English Instruction
Ganske, Kathy – Guilford Publications, 2008
This book provides tools to enhance upper-level spelling and vocabulary instruction, and features more than 120 reproducible sorting activities and games. It offers suggestions for helping students build mastery of vowel patterns, syllable structure, syllable stress, consonant and vowel alternations, compound words, prefixes, suffixes, and word…
Descriptors: Sentences, Spelling, Syllables, Vowels
Meierding, Loren – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
Many students are not accepted in to certain colleges and universities because of low SAT scores. Loren Meierding has written Ace the Verbal on the SAT to help students with minimal preparation do well by improving their vocabulary and use better techniques for finding the answers to the questions. This book provides strategies needed to score…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Vocabulary Development, Study Guides, Aptitude Tests
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Hernández, Anita C.; Montelongo, José A.; Herter, Roberta J. – Reading Teacher, 2016
Educators can take advantage of Latino English learners' linguistic backgrounds by teaching Spanish-English cognate vocabulary using the Children's Choices picture books. Cognates are words that have identical or nearly identical spellings and meanings in two languages because of their Latin and Greek origins. Students can learn to recognize…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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McIntosh, Margaret E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1994
Offers suggestions for a unit on word study in geometry, including defining, recognizing, producing, and appreciating the concepts of geometry. Includes lists of terms and Greek and Latin word roots. (MKR)
Descriptors: Etymology, Geometry, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
LaFleur, Richard A. – 1983
This study guide was specifically designed for individuals preparing to take the Georgia Teacher Certification Test (TCT) in Latin. Minimal competency is tested in four broad subareas: (1) grammatical structure; (2) usage; (3) mythology and culture; and (4) translation, prosody, and Latin roots of English. The guide lists all of the content…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Language Teachers, Latin
Fox, Barbara J. – 1996
Based on the idea that word identification is a group of strategies that children develop as they learn to read, not a single letter-sound by letter-sound pathway to pronunciation, this book invites teachers to support readers as they develop and use many different world identification strategies. Chapters in the book are: (1) Using the Alphabetic…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Phonics
Leki, Ilona, Ed. – 2001
This edited volume explores the international role of written English in the academic context and clearly demonstrates how writing is integrated in all aspects of academic communication in English. The 12 programs described in this book differ in context but share basic assumptions about how best to teach second language (L2) writing. In addition…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Curriculum Development, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language)
Blanchard, Cherie – 2002
This workbook is designed to help students expand their spelling, vocabulary, and comprehension skills through the study of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Noting that roots, prefixes, and suffixes are the building blocks upon which all words are formed, the introduction contends that a thorough knowledge of these elements will greatly enhance…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Prefixes (Grammar)
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction. – 1985
This curriculum guide has been prepared for use by music specialists in the junior high and intermediate schools in New York City. It also can be used in high schools as a supplement to the required music curriculum. Each unit begins with a teacher's guide which outlines the material to be covered, a summary of unit content, the characteristics of…
Descriptors: Choral Music, Classical Music, Grade 7, Grade 8
Bollinger, Lucille; Sweeney, Dee – 1993
This learning module is intended to improve the spelling, reading, and writing skills of health care industry employees by enhancing their word usage skills. The module, which is designed to be presented in a 32-hour course of eight 2-hour biweekly sessions, is divided into two parts. The initial part emphasizes the development of new learning…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Health Occupations
McCulloch, Myrna – 1995
This teacher's edition presents a chronological adaptation and extension of the classic text, "The Writing Road to Reading" by Romalda and Walter Spalding, to teach a practical, step-by-step language arts instruction which integrates all of the language strands. The method described in the book uses non-consumable teacher materials,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Language Arts, Primary Education, Reading Instruction
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