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Rasinski, Timothy; Padak, Nancy; Newton, Joanna – Educational Leadership, 2017
Wide vocabulary knowledge is associated with proficiency in reading comprehension and scores on tests involving comprehension. Yet assessments show that U.S. students at various grade levels have demonstrated no improvement in their vocabulary knowledge since 2009. Literacy expert Timothy Rasinski and colleagues argue that students need improved…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Instructional Improvement
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Moon, Bruce L. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2011
This viewpoint addresses ethical questions regarding the provision of art therapy as a pro bono service, a term from Latin roots that mean "for the public good." Approaches to ethical reasoning are discussed using the case of pro bono art therapy in a residential treatment program for adolescents.
Descriptors: Ethics, Art Therapy, Costs, Decision Making
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Claravall, Eric Blancaflor – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
Morphology is the study of word structure and its meaning. Knowledge and awareness of morphological structure provides a new light to help students with reading disabilities build skills in their word reading and spelling. When teaching morphology, teachers can focus on four literacy components (Claravall, 2013): morphemic analysis, vocabulary and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Morphology (Languages), Reading Difficulties, Spelling
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Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2016
Forenames, identifying individuals have their meanings, origins and variants which are shared by different people and cultures around the world. Upon investigation, the female forename "Zeynep", "Zaynab", "[Arabic characters]", one of the most common names in Turkey, is found to have its semitic or even Greek, Latin…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Turkish, Etymology, Diachronic Linguistics
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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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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
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Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2015
Semantics, the study of the meaning of words, is the sum of the basic elements of four skills, namely, reading, writing, speaking and listening effectively. The knowledge of vocabulary words in lexico-semantics, on the other hand, is essential in every grade level, subject area and assessment for every student. In order to improve students'…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Morphemes, Linguistic Borrowing
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Padak, Nancy; Bromley, Karen; Rasinski, Tim; Newton, Evangeline – Educational Leadership, 2012
When young readers encounter texts that contain too many unfamiliar words, their comprehension suffers. Reading becomes slow, laborious, and frustrating, impeding their learning. That's why vocabulary knowledge is a key element in reading comprehension. To comprehend fully and learn well, all students need regular vocabulary exploration.…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Misconceptions, Latin, Greek
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Vargas, Manuel P.; Kuhl, Paul E. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2008
This article describes a curriculum initiative intended to lay the foundational knowledge for a dialogue between Afro-Latinos and African Americans living in the United States. Afro-Latinos trace their roots to Africa and Latin America; although their physical characteristics are similar to those of African descent, their ethnic backgrounds…
Descriptors: African Americans, Preservice Teachers, Hispanic Americans, Blacks
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Kessler, James W. – American Biology Teacher, 1999
Describes a method of presenting Greek and Latin root words in order to teach biological terminology. Presents a sample root word list and related activity. (WRM)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Higher Education, Science Instruction
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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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Reyes, Kathryn Blackmer; Curry Rodriguez, Julia E. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2012
People of color in the United States have utilized the liberationist "testimonio" as both methodology and narrative development. This essay provides a discussion about the roots of "testimonio" in Latin America and how it has been transformed, integrating qualitative research approaches, oral history, spoken word, and memoir…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Oral History, Interviews, Latin Americans
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Welch, Bethany J. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
During the nearly sixteen years she has lived and worked in inner city neighborhoods in New York, Delaware, and Philadelphia, Bethany Welch has seen communities reclaim these spaces by tackling the most visible things first. This includes clearing trash strewn vacant lots and creating murals on expansive exterior walls stained with marks of time.…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Painting (Visual Arts), Art Activities, Community Cooperation
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Bass, Randall V.; Good, J. W. – Educational Forum, The, 2004
Craft (1984) noted that there are two different Latin roots of the English word "education." They are "educare," which means to train or to mold, and "educere," meaning to lead out. While the two meanings are quite different, they are both represented in the word "education." Thus, there is an etymological…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Definitions, Education, Public Education
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