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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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Palumbo, Anthony; Kramer-Vida, Louisa; Hunt, Carolyn V. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Direct vocabulary instruction of Tier 2 and Tier 3 words in intermediate-grade curricula is an important tool of literacy instruction because English is a language grafted from many roots and has not developed a one-to-one phoneme-grapheme correspondence. In addition to knowing graphemes and phonemes, students must formally learn words that cross…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Vocabulary, Intermediate Grades, Word Recognition
Luyster, Ellen M. – 1980
A study is described in this paper that was conducted to determine the frequency and percentage of words containing Latin prefixes and roots in the "Harris Jacobson Core List" (Basic Elementary Reading Vocabularies, 1972). The results of the study indicate that the percentage of words containing Latin prefixes and roots increases…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Latin, Linguistic Borrowing, Reading 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
Phelps, Patty Holland – 1979
Systematic vocabulary instruction accelerates reading progress; improves one's thought processes; and provides progress in originality, organization, and choice of words. Some school districts have experimented, with some success, with teaching Latin as a way of improving vocabulary. In addition, several studies have indicated the value of a…
Descriptors: Basic Vocabulary, Elementary Secondary Education, Latin, Reading Improvement
Hallberg, Albert – 1971
This Quinmester Course is designed to help students apply the principles of effective study in a variety of testing situations. Emphasis is on developing such skills as planning wise use of allotted time, adapting reading rate to various types of test items, identifying types of analogous relationships and word attack skills, including recognition…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Objectives, Curriculum Guides, English Curriculum
McGavin, Barbara H. – 1990
To improve students' self-concept and vocabulary scores, a practicum unit based in Graeco/Latin derivatives studies in varied learning styles strategies was developed for use in an eleventh grade English class (18 students). After the language analysis and preferred modalities of the target class were identified, students were assigned a target…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Etymology
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
Strader, Susan G.; Joy, Flora – 1980
Based on college students' grade point averages (GPA) and their scores on the Nelson-Denny Reading Tests and the Joy Combining Forms Test, a multiple classification analysis of variance was performed to determine the effects of three different methods of vocabulary instruction on student achievement in a reading and study skills course. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Context Clues, Grade Point Average
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
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