10-Second Review: Students look for short list of Latin roots in their reading and writing.
Title: “Vocabulary Instruction Goes ‘Old School.’ ” Suzanne R. Kail. English Journal (March 2008), 62-67. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Summary: Each week class copies a short list of Latin roots. This list becomes the basis for searching their reading and writing for words based on the roots.
Comment: Interesting idea. I need to try it myself first before using it with my students. RayS.
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