1. Topic-
Greek and Latin Root Words
2. Content-
Greek and Latin Root Words in Reading Text will be used as a basis for classroom activity.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will recognize the similarities in meaning between words from the same Greek or Latin root.
2. Students will work effectively together to complete tasks.
3. Students will communicate effectively with their partner and with the group throughout the lesson.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will identify the meaning of the Greek or Latin root word.
2. Students will locate an item within the classroom with the Greek or Latin root word by searching clue cards.
3. Students will evaluate their choices through active questioning and communication with their partner and the group.
5. Materials and Aids-
Clue cards placed around the room, dictionaries, word recording sheets, questioning sheets
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Students will be given a sequence of simple events to put in order. Sunrise/Noon/Sunset


B. Development-

As a full group:

1.Students will be asked to figure out what kind of order these events were put in using a word bank on the black board.
2. Students will need to prove their hypothesis using the dictionary.
3. The root word "Chronos" will be explained by the teacher.
4. Students will be asked to find a numbered clue card in the room that mirrors the concept of time. (Clue card will be on classroom clock)

C. Practice-

As a full group:
1. Students with teacher assistance will find several more words and roots in the dictionary and locate clue cards within the classroom.
Discussing each one as it is discovered.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will be assigned a partner and given a sheet which has columns with the following headings : Word/Root/Dictionary Page/Meaning/Clue Card Number
2. Students will work together to find the meanings of the words and look for the practical application of the words within the classroom on clue cards.
3. Students will complete a question sheet provided by the teacher.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Students with limited English proficiency will be paired with a student who is know to be helpful and communicative.
2. Students with limited ability in writing will be paired with a student who is more able to complete that part of the assignment.
3. Students will be encouraged to communicate their questions about the lesson and the content with each other and the teacher throughout the activity.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.As students are working, the teacher will circulate and make sure that students understand their task and are progressing.
2. Teacher will check in with students who may have limited use of language to be sure they understand the task.
3. Teacher will give examples of other words with the same root when needed to help build meaning.

G. Closure-

1.Teacher and students will review findings and discuss roots and start a root word tree on the classroom wall that can be added to throughout the year.
7. Evaluation-
1. Sheets will be reviewed for accuracy.
2. Students will be questioned for understanding.

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