Learn highly-engaging word study activities to teach Greek and Latin roots and affixes to facilitate student skill development in reading, spelling, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Knowing the meanings of just a few roots unlocks the mystery of hundreds of words. Teachers learn an Orton-Gillingham based systematic and multisensory approach to teach morphology which enhances understanding and engages students in developing a curiosity for our language.
While this class is designed to teach upper elementary general education students, students who struggle with reading benefit from the content when paired with appropriately leveled intervention/remediation instruction.
Participants learn to teach:
• Morphology: Greek and Latin roots and affixes
• A Three-Part Drill for structured review
• Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for roots and affixes
• Hands-on, interactive learning
• Emphasis on teaching decoding, encoding and vocabulary to general education students using Orton-Gillingham instruction
Upon completion, participants will:
• Be prepared to teach morphology lessons to general education students, grade 4-5.
Class Hours: 6
- Word Study: Greek and Latin Roots Implementation Guide