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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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Russ, Helen – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets, Latin is a classical language that has influenced modern languages such as English, French, Italian and Spanish. With its Latin and Greek roots, this paper argues that the word lexion is an appropriate and necessary addition to the English language. Lex in Latin means, law, syllabus, statute and…
Descriptors: English, Latin, Greek, Vocabulary
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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
Yearta, Lindsay Sheronick – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Vocabulary and comprehension are so inextricably linked that it ensures the necessity of researchers and teachers to determine the most effective method of vocabulary instruction. Our nation's children are still victims of what has been termed the vocabulary gap (Biemiller & Boote, 2006). This "vocabulary gap," according to a large…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Vocabulary Development, Internet, Teaching Methods
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Pampush, James D.; Petto, Andrew J. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2011
Commonly used technical anatomy and physiology (A&P) terms are predominantly rooted in Latin and Greek vocabulary, so it is commonly inferred that a solid grounding in Latin and Greek roots of medical terminology will improve student learning in anatomy and related disciplines. This study examines the association of etymological knowledge of…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Physiology, Undergraduate Students, Latin
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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
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
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Kavakli, Nurdan – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2016
Knowing the origin of a language helps us to determine the historical background of that language. As language itself is such a system of a society that is continuously evolving as that aforementioned society learns and technologically develops along with its roots or origins. Like many other languages, English is also a language that has roots or…
Descriptors: Greek, Morphemes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sebesta, Judith Lynn – Classical Outlook, 1979
Provides a list of textbooks which may be used in courses building general English or technical vocabulary through the study of Greek and Latin roots. (AM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Classical Languages, English, English Instruction
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Holmes, C. Thomas; Keffer, Ronald L. – Journal of Educational Research, 1995
This study investigated the effectiveness of using a computer program over six weeks to teach high school students to use Latin and Greek root words for deciphering English terms in order to increase their scores on the verbal portion of the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Results indicated that knowledge of Latin and Greek root words improved students'…
Descriptors: Classical Languages, College Entrance Examinations, Computer Assisted Instruction, Etymology
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Ashley, Leonard R. N. – Classical Outlook, 1980
Suggests that classical eponyms and toponyms can be profitably studied as revealing much about the origin, formation and development of words. Also demonstrates through numerous examples how this material is as relevant to the study of English as traditionally taught Greek and Latin roots. (MES)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, English Instruction, Etymology, Greek
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Adams, Marilyn Jager; Henry, Marcia K. – School Psychology Review, 1997
Examines and refutes six myths about beginning and developing reading instruction. Discusses importance of teaching phonological awareness and decoding in beginning reading and of teaching syllable patterns and morpheme patterns from Anglo-Saxon, Greek, and Latin roots and affixes in developing reading. (Author/JDM)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classical Languages, Greek, Latin
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