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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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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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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
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Laufer, Batia – English Language Teaching Journal, 1981
Presents several types of synophones, words similar in sound but different in meaning, including those differing in one phoneme only, more than one phoneme which can have an identical Latin root, and several phonemes which defy exact definition. Suggests validity of context as aid to comprehension of unknown words should not be overestimated.…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Language Processing, Phonemes, Second Language Learning
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Masciantonio, Rudolph – 1973
These tests are designed to measure the achievement of each pupil at the approximate midpoint of each unit in "Artes Latinae," Level 1, Book 1. They were produced in response to the need expressed by many teachers to provide a means of more frequent evaluation of pupil progress. Tests for 13 units are provided. They supplement the unit tests…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Classical Languages, Criterion Referenced Tests, Language Instruction
Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Instructional Services Unit. – 1973
In order to expand the base of foreign language study in an increasingly international society, a general curriculum guide to Latin instruction has been developed for all grades from kindergarten through junior college. The guide provides for the coordination of language programs at all grade levels within a school system. The curriculum guide,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
Williford, Miriam, Ed.; Casteel, J. Doyle, Ed. – 1977
This publication is a collection of the presentations made at the 1977 National Seminar of the Latin American Studies Association. Each article or presentation can stand alone; together they provide a sweeping view of the complexities of Latin America and suggestions for more effective secondary and college teaching about the area. There are three…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Economics, Filmographies, Higher Education
Lacey, Andria; Walker, William J. – 1991
The use of small group work in the classroom can increase student motivation, interest, participation, learning, and retention. Small group work can also increase the quality and quantity of participation among students, elevate the level of thinking skills developed in the classroom, increase the level of self-esteem among participants, and teach…
Descriptors: Class Activities, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Group Activities
NASSP Curriculum Report, 1980
This report, based on the findings of the report of the President's Commission on Foreign Languages and International Studies, outlines recommendations, remedies, and proposals of measures to counteract foreign language illiteracy. The discussion is divided into seven sections: (1) some of the commission's recommendations that pertain to high…
Descriptors: Career Education, Enrollment Trends, Instructional Improvement, Language Enrollment
Shepherd, James F. – 1973
Designed to measure a person's knowledge of commonly used prefixes and root words, this test is composed of the twelve most frequently occurring prefixes and the twelve most frequently occurring root words derived from Latin. During the untimed test, students are directed to select the best meanings for prefixes and other word parts. Content…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Measurement Instruments
Luere, Jeane – 1980
Vocabulary words frequently used in the media and popular literature can be taught by using a modified foreign language laboratory method whereby the students are introduced to the words aurally. First the students are read a concocted paragraph that incorporates the new vocabulary. This is followed by repetition in which the paragraph or dialogue…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Law, Gordon F. – 1982
The phrase "all things useful and all things ornamental," coined by Benjamin Franklin, describes the stated mission of most of the approximately 6,000 educational academies flourishing in America in the mid-19th century. Built upon the roots of Latin grammar schools, the academies evolved to include courses in many areas, from classical…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Educational History
Sandberg, Richard P. – 1969
The story of slavery is told beginning with its earliest roots in ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Ethiopa, and western Africa. The slave trade in the British colonies is contrasted with that of Latin America, but it is concluded that, for the slave, destination mattered little in his destiny. (The author notes that this edition is in first draft…
Descriptors: African History, American History, Black History, Colonial History (United States)
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Henry, Marcia K. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1993
Suggests that students in upper elementary grades and high schools may benefit from extended decoding and spelling instruction, requiring strategies going well beyond phonics. Asserts that learning about morphological structure may provide the strategies needed to decode and spell multisyllabic words. Reviews literature providing a rationale for…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decoding (Reading), Instructional Design, Intermediate Grades
Ayers, Donald M.; Worthen, Thomas D. – 1986
Intended for English and foreign language instruction at the junior college, university, or high school level, this textbook aims to help students "crack the code" of English in order to become better speakers and writers. Part 1 contains 25 lessons on roots, prefixes, and suffixes from Latin, and Part 2 contains 25 lessons on word…
Descriptors: Definitions, English Instruction, Etymology, Greek
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