Multi-Syllable Words: Weekly Vocabulary Practice
This class will help students understand the meaning of common Latin / Greek word roots, prefixes, & suffixes in multi-syllable words. Students can expect to see improved reading comprehension, writing skills, and test scores.
US Grade 5 - 8
Learning Latin and Greek roots can be incredibly helpful for several reasons: **Latin and Greek roots form the basis of many English words, so understanding them can help your student figure out the meanings of unfamiliar words. For example, the Latin root "tele" means "distant," so words like "television" and "telephone" refer to devices that allow communication from a distance. **By understanding the meanings of Latin and Greek roots, your student can better comprehend what they read and...
In this middle school vocabulary class, students will master Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes to expand their working vocabulary, improve reading comprehension, and enhance writing skills.
I have taught in my homeschool for 16+ years and taught ESL for 5+ years online -- spelling is just a challenge! English is hard sometimes! It is such a mish-mash of other languages that it creates some crazy ways to spell words. Learning roots and common prefixes and suffixes helps build vocabulary which can then be applied to writing and reading comprehension. Practice and reinforcement are the best tools for learning these words...games and friends make the learning fun! In addition to teaching my own kids, I have a journalism degree from PSU and am IMSE Orton-Gillingham trained in phonics and reading instruction.
Practice! Practice! Practice! Optional activities sent out after class each week.
A ready-to-learn attitude, some paper, and a pencil or pen! (or a dry erase board) The week's list will be posted after class.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Meet the teacher
I'm a word nerd at heart, deeply passionate about delving into word origins, uncovering the myriad meanings of words, and exploring how we use language in our everyday lives. My passion is to develop a love of lifelong learning and to help...
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Completed by 47 learners
Live video meetings
3-8 learners per class