Ellsworth Elementary learns Greek and Latin roots

Ellsworth Elementary, 38454 N. Carolina Ave., is challenging its students through a Greek and Latin roots meaning activity. Students are given a Thinking Map tree with various root words, prefixes, and suffixes.

It is their job to use a dictionary as a resource to find words that have these roots and to classify them on the tree map. Students then infer what the root, prefix, or suffix means based on the similarities of the definitions of words listed. This extends vocabulary knowledge and equips students with tools they can use to decode challenging academic vocabulary words.

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