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Instructional Plan: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4



Week 2: Latin and Greek Roots

Week 2 teaches students how to use Latin and Greek roots as a primary tool to Unlock, Process, and Apply new meanings.

  • The weekly vocabulary list is introduced in context.
  • The unit Context Clues Strategy is applied each week.
  • Students learn Latin and Greek roots to unlock meaning.
  • A graphic organizer is used to categorize words by roots.
  • A wide variety of fun activities provides multiple interactions for deep processing.

Students use these skills to process word meanings:

  • Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Word Origins
  • Similes and Metaphors
  • Multiple Meanings
  • Idioms
  • Analogies
  • Word Puns and Puzzles
  • Word Associations
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Borrowed Words
  • Alliteration
  • Homophones and Homographs

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