Greek and Latin Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes Vocabulary Unit 4 for 3rd Grade

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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 Greek and Latin Vocabulary nine-week unit will help your 3rd-grade students master unfamiliar words using a systematic, easy-to-use format. Each week you’ll introduce a new Greek or Latin morpheme with five focus words (and 10 optional enrichment words) to provide short but consistent root and affix practice.


Here’s my suggested schedule:


Monday – Introduce the Greek and Latin Root or affix using an anchor chart, Students complete a practice page (print or digital)


Tuesday – Review the root or affix using vocabulary matching cards/word wall, and students complete a simple review (print or digital)


Wednesday – Students read a passage or poem with vocabulary words in context and answer questions or color-code


Thursday – This is a fun review day with a variety of easy-to-play games or activities (print for hands-on or digital for self-correcting)


Friday – A simple ten-point quiz (similar to Monday’s practice page) can be given to assess student learning (print or digital)


Extra Activities – Want to switch something out? Several editable templates with pennants, vocabulary wheels, a circle word wheel, and puzzles can be used as desired. An end-of-the-unit “Shakespeare Words” enrichment activity is also included.


What’s included? (all in print and digital)

9 Anchor Charts with pictures, a definition, and word examples

Vocabulary Cards for Word Walls, Pocket Charts, or to use as a Matching Game

Practice Pages for an Introduction

Review Pages

Passages or Poems for each week

Games and Activities for a fun review

Weekly Quiz/Assessment

Answer Keys (print only – all Google Forms are self-correcting)

Detailed Teacher Notes


Greek and Latin Roots included in Unit 4:

ex, terr, vis, pro, tract, fort, ment, scope, able



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Why you’ll love 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 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 the 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!!!


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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!

3rd Grade Latin and Greek Roots Game

4th Grade Latin and Greek Roots Game

5th Grade Latin and Greek Roots Game




Thanks so very much!


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