This is a set of ten word wall cards for pocket charts, literacy centers, and a quadrillion other uses! These cards illustrate the meaning of the numerical (numeric?) Latin and Greek roots that we find in everyday words. Words like unity, bisect, triangle, quadruped, and more. These cards have been a hit with the students in my classrooms for years!
Easy to Use!
Got a paper cutter? Just one cut down the middle is all you need! Of course, scissors will do the trick too. The border design is minimal to save ink and make more space for text and images.
In many cases, I provided more than one card for a root. My students' learning styles are varied so I like to have options. You never know what's going to resonate with a particular student. One might think graphically, the other numerically. You know how it is!
How I use 'em.
I've had a lot of success with these cards over the years. They foster discussion and build meaningful mnemonic relationships. I keep the pocket chart near the door and often I see students taking them out and looking at them as they hover around the doorway when coming or going. I use them for previewing the words that students will be encountering in an upcoming story, poem, informational piece, or assignment. For example, if an upcoming reading assignment contains the words kilometer, quadrilateral, and hexadecimal, I would use cards for "hex," quad," and "kilo" to prepare them for those words.