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COURSE NO. LAN-076

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COURSE OVERVIEW

English From the Roots Up.  Greek and/or Latin roots, done casually two or more days per week, one or more quarters per year.  See the course notes for how to "teach" this material game-style!  Students are learning Greek and Latin vocabulary, English vocabulary, root word study, syllable study, prefix/suffix study...

COURSE NOTES

 

Scheduling Suggestions: 2x/wk for 20min



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

English from the Roots Up Volume 1 : Help for Reading, Writing, Spelling, and S.A.T. Scores

  • Author: Joegil K. Lundquist
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Literacy Unlimited Publishers, 1996. print.
  • ISBN: 0964321033        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

125 pages; 63 Latin root word lessons and 37 Greek root word lessons; teacher instructions; pronunciation charts

 

 
This is an introduction to the root languages of Greek and Latin.  Indeed, this may be an introduction to the concept of root languages for some of our little ones.  Teach the Greek roots with Greek history and the Latin roots with Roman history.  Complete instructions for teaching the program as the author designed are included in the book.  
 
But...we prefer you "play" with this material rather than "teach" it.  Using green index cards for Greek roots and red (or pink) index cards for Latin roots, make two new sets of cards per week, writing the root word on one index card and its English equivalent on another card.  Use the cards to play matching games like Lotto or Memory, placing a number of sets of cards face down on the table, mixing them up, then trying to find matched sets.  Work out the pronunciation of the new words together from the guide in the book (pp. XVI - XVII) and present the derivative words given just as a point of interest.
 
There are a number of ways to report this course.  The easiest is to NOT report it, considering it as part of spelling and vocabulary, grammar or foreign language studies already in place in your course of study elsewhere.  OR you can report it as a stand alone foreign language study thusly: Subject=Languages: Greek & Latin Roots; Text=English from the Roots Up; Progress=14 new Greek words, or Progress=10 new Latin words.  Be sure to identify whether you are studying Greek or Latin words for that quarter.
 
Note: if you would like a deeper introduction to Greek, consider Hey, Andrew, Teach Me Some Greek.; if you would like a deeper introduction to Latin, consider Memoria Press's Prima Latina or Linney's Getting Started with Latin.
 


 

 




LESSON PLANNER

WEEK A

Preparatory Week A: Use this school week to gather the materials for this course and thoroughly read the book notes, course notes, and, if applicable, the weekly lesson plan in your St. Thomas Aquinas Academy curriculum guide.


WEEK B

Preparatory Week B: Use this school week to complete Preparatory Week A and explore the materials for this course. Flip through all of this course’s materials. Make mental notes about the design and organization the resources for the course (editor’s notes, table of contents, maps, charts, forms, appendices, glossaries, bibliographies, end notes, internet supports, etc.).


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[ ] Select a work sample from this quarter to submit in your semester reporting packet. See the sixteenth week of this semester for more details.


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[ ] Select a work sample from this quarter to submit with your semester reporting packet. Your Semester 1 reporting packet should include work samples from Quarters 1 and 2 and is due before February 28. The Semester 2 packet should include work samples from Quarters 3 and 4 and is due before June 30.


WEEK C

Preparatory Week C: This is a bonus week. Use it for Semester 1 catch-up, corrections, review, assessment testing, standardized testing, or semester reporting.


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Preparatory Week D: This is a second bonus week. Complete Preparatory Week C or begin the Semester 2 course plan.


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[ ] Select a work sample from this quarter to submit with your semester reporting packet. Your Semester 1 reporting packet should include work samples from Quarters 1 and 2 and is due before February 28. The Semester 2 packet should include work samples from Quarters 3 and 4 and is due before June 30.




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