Looking for a way to help your students increase their vocabulary and improve their reading comprehension? Want to add meaningful upper elementary Science of Reading aligned vocabulary practice to your schedule but not sure where to start?
This FREE WEEK of Greek and Latin Vocabulary will help your 5th-grade students master unfamiliar words using a systematic, easy-to-use format. This week focuses on the “cur” morpheme with ten key example words (and 5 optional enrichment words) to help you provide short but consistent root and affix practice.
Here’s my suggested schedule:
Monday – Introduce the Greek and Latin “cur” root using an anchor chart. Students complete a practice page (print or digital)
Tuesday – Review the “cur” root using vocabulary matching cards/word wall, and students complete a simple review (print or digital)
Wednesday – Students read a passage with “cur” vocabulary words in context and answer comprehension questions.
Thursday – This is a fun review day with an easy-to-play puzzle game (print for hands-on or digital for self-correcting)
Friday – A simple thirteen-point quiz (similar to Monday’s practice page) can be given to assess student learning (print or digital)
“Cur” Anchor Chart with a picture, definition, and word examples
Vocabulary Cards for Word Walls, Pocket Charts, or to use as a Matching Game
Practice Page for an Introduction
A “CUR” Passage to help your students see vocabulary words in context
Puzzle Matching Game for a fun review and for repeated vocabulary exposure
Answer Keys (print only – all Google Forms are self-correcting)
Detailed Teacher Notes with LINKS
Greek and Latin Root included in this freebie: “cur”
Like what you see? This week one sample is also included in a very complete 9-week unit. Click here to see Greek and Latin Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes Vocabulary Unit 1 for 5th Grade
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Why you’ll love the paid version of this resource:
- This is an EASY and ORGANIZED way to help your students learn Greek and Latin roots and affixes to unlock lots of new words! In fact, about 75% of English words are created using Greek and Latin roots and affixes.
- This science of reading-aligned vocabulary practice includes BOTH print and digital and print formats, to give you more flexibility.
- The materials are easy to prep and organize. The digital version is NO PREP!
- Your students will thrive with this consistent format. Fewer questions and more targeted practice.
- Your students will enjoy playing the review games!
- The extra activities pages are editable, including the directions, so you can use these with ANY Greek or Latin root or affix.
- There are so many ways to use vocabulary practice activities! Besides independent work, you can use them in centers, for whole class games, one on one work, exit slips, test prep, and more!!!
*** Need another grade?
Looking for more Latin and Greek resources with a variety of roots and affixes? Here are a few print and digital games your students will love!
Thanks so very much!
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