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Mrs. Thrasher’s literacy students use bell work to develop an understanding of Greek & Latin roots.

Posted Date: 09/06/2019

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Mrs. Thrasher’s 7th grade literacy students are using bell work time to develop an understanding of Greek and Latin roots.  Students begin the week defining, researching the origin, and brainstorming word examples for various roots. The students discuss how the roots help define the meaning of the words.  The students draw a picture that they can associate with the root and create sentences using words from their word examples. Students then use a menu of activities and daily select one activity to complete involving the roots.  Activities range from acrostic poems, writing a jingle, to identifying the roots in informational texts.  

Greek and latin roots