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This activity will teach you how to create a successful list of root-related words based on one of the vocabulary words you have collected for the week. . Vocabulary Collectors. Meaningful writing activity = root-related words. Heres a vocabulary word you need to know today: etymology. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Vocabulary Collectors

Vocabulary CollectorsMeaningful writing activity = root-related words

This activity will teach you how to create a successful list of root-related words based on one of the vocabulary words you have collected for the week.

Vocabulary CollectorsMeaningful writing activity = root-related wordsetymology (noun) the study of words origins, often focusing on how Greek and Latin roots contributed to modern words.

adjective form: etymologicaladverb form: etymologically

root analysis: eteos (Greek root, meaning true) + ology (Greek root, meaning the study of)

Related words: geology (the study of earth), astrology (the study of stars), biology (the study of life) ), entomology (the study of insects)

Heres a vocabulary word you need to know today: etymologyAs modern English developed as a language, it based its new words on words that existed in other languages.

Mostly we borrowed from Greek and Latin, and that is why so many of our words share rootslike the list of four related words seen at left.

Anytime you see ology in an English word, you know it must be a word that means the study of something.

Lets further analyze these four related words by looking at their other roots.Vocabulary CollectorsMeaningful writing activity = root-related wordsHere are four groups of words that are also cousins to each other More Related Words:geology(geo = Greek for earth)astrology(astro= Greek for star)biology(bio= Greek for life)entomology(en + tom= Greek for to + cut)geographyastronomerbiopsyIts logical to guess that entom meant insect, but Aristotle named this science after the fact that bugs are cut into 3 parts.earth + writing or recordingstar + arranger or regulatorlife + sightgeometryastronautautobiographyanatomyearth + measurementstar + ships sailorself + life + writing or recordingup + cut geothermalasteriskamphibioustracheotomy earth + heatstar + smallof both sides + lifetrachea + cutBe careful not to pick prefixes and suffixes. Were looking at root wordsIts fun to have the students look up these words in the dictionary and read aloud the definition, then discuss with them why biopsy, for example came from two roots that mean life and sight. The entom doesnt mean insect is always a fun discussion too, and if you challenge kids to think of other operations that have tomy in them, they might surprise you with their knowledge. 3Vocabulary CollectorsMeaningful writing activity = root-related wordsIts a great skill to be analyze unfamiliar words roots.Lets say you come across an unfamiliar word to you. Liketriskaidekaphobiaphobia, I know, means fear because I suffer from claustrophobia.Analyze the word for roots you may know.triangle and tricycle, both share the tri root, which must mean three.My clues are: three + ten + fearThis word means the fear of the number 13.Dekahmmm. I know decade is ten years and a decathlon has ten events. The Greeks interchanged cs and ks Actually, the Greek root for 13 is triskaideka, but being able to spot the three and ten root is the skill I want them to learn from this.4they are both important parts of words

they both give us clues to word meaningsVocabulary CollectorsMeaningful writing activity = root-related wordsGood dictionaries, after providing the definition of a word, also share the words etymology, or its language of origin.

This information is usually found in [brackets] right after the definition. Often there are more modern languages cited, but you should focus on the original Latin or Greek root and its meaning.innovative (adjective) a word to describe something that has new, original features, or someone that shows original ideas or thinking.[from Latin novus, meaning new.]Once you know the meaning of the Latin or the Greek root, your job is to find three other words with the root nov in them that also have something to do with new.

Just because nov is in a word doesnt guarantee the word is related; you have to look for the connection to the idea of new.novice (n) a person who is new to a task or idea. Related or not?November (n) the eleventh month of the calendar. Related or not?renovate (vt) to improve something so that it seems new again. Related or not?novella (n) a short novel. Related or not?November and novella are NOT related. Novice and renovate obviously are.6Vocabulary CollectorsMeaningful writing activity = root-related wordsinnovative (adjective) a word to describe something that has new, original features, or someone that shows original ideas or thinking.[from Latin novus, meaning new.]novice (n) a person who is new to a task or idea. renovate (vt) to improve something so that it seems new again. novel (adj) a word describing something that seems strikingly new and unusual or different.When you paraphrase your three related words definitions, you must highlight the original words meaning in the same bright color. Click now!

newnewnewNovember and novella are NOT related. Novice and renovate obviously are.7Vocabulary CollectorsMeaningful writing activity = root-related wordsRelated Word Entries Rubric:4 points3 points2 points1 pointThe students related word list does all: The related word list does three of these: The related word list does two of these: The related word list does one: The Greek or Latin root has been correctly identified and highlighted.The Greek or Latin root has been correctly identified and highlighted.The Greek or Latin root has been correctly identified and highlighted.The Greek or Latin root has been correctly identified and highlighted.Three truly related words are featured.Three truly related words are featured.Three truly related words are featured.Three truly related words are featured.The related words are defined in students own words, highlighting the root word.The related words are defined in students own words, highlighting the root word.The related words are defined in students own words, highlighting the root word.The related words are defined in students own words, highlighting the root word.Its neatly presented.Its neatly presented.Its neatly presented.Its neatly presented.Click here for a printable version of this rubric for your students.Vocabulary CollectorsMeaningful writing activity = root-related wordsRelated Word Entries Rubric:4 points3 pointsThe students related word list does all: The related word list does three of these: The Greek or Latin root has been correctly identified and highlighted.The Greek or Latin root has been correctly identified and highlighted.Three truly related words are featured.Three truly related words are featured.The related words are defined in students own words, highlighting the root word.The related words are defined in students own words, highlighting the root word.Its neatly presented.Its neatly presented.malevolent (adjective) having or showing a wish to do evil or bad to others. noun form: malevolenceadverb form: malevolently

root analysis: from Latin mal- (meaning bad) and volence (meaning wish)

Related words:malfunction - malformation -malaria -Work with a partner to create definitions for the 3 related words that use the word bad.If you confirmed these three were relatives of malevolent, how would you define them in your own words?Vocabulary CollectorsMeaningful writing activity = root-related wordsRelated Word Entries Rubric:4 points3 pointsThe students related word list does all: The related word list does three of these: The Greek or Latin root has been correctly identified and highlighted.The Greek or Latin root has been correctly identified and highlighted.Three truly related words are featured.Three truly related words are featured.The related words are defined in students own words, highlighting the root word.The related words are defined in students own words, highlighting the root word.Its neatly presented.Its neatly presented.malevolent (adjective) having or showing a wish to do evil or bad to others. noun form: malevolenceadverb form: malevolently

root analysis: from Latin mal- (meaning bad) and volence (meaning wish)

Related words:malfunction (n) a bad movement on somethings part.malformation (n) an unnatural or bad growth on something.malaria (n) a bad sickness. Literally means bad + air.Work with a partner to create definitions for the 3 related words that use the word bad.The related words definitions must be written in your own words, and they must contain the root words definition.Vocabulary CollectorsMeaningful writing activity = root-related wordsRelated Word Entries Rubric:4 points3 pointsThe students related word list does all: The related word list does three of these: The Greek or Latin root has been correctly identified and highlighted.The Greek or Latin root has been correctly identified and highlighted.Three truly related words are featured.Three truly related words are featured.The related words are defined in students own words, highlighting the root word.The related words are defined in students own words, highlighting the root word.Its neatly presented.Its neatly presented.malevolent (adjective) having or showing a wish to do evil or bad to others. noun form: malevolenceadverb form: malevolently

root analysis: from Latin mal- (meaning bad) and volence (meaning wish)

Related words:malfunction (n) a bad movement on somethings part.malformation (n) an unnatural or bad growth on something.malaria (n) a bad sickness. Literally means bad + air.Take a close look at the rubric again.Does this entry for malevolent earn a 4 or?Vocabulary CollectorsMeaningful writing activity = root-related wordsRelated Word Entries Rubric:4 points3 pointsThe students related word list does all: The related wo