Saturday, 26 October 2013

Latin Roots - Illustrated Definitions and Examples for CCSS L.4.4b, L.5.4b

Latin Roots - Illustrated Definitions and Examples for CCSS L.4.4b, L.5.4b

Use these Illustrated Latin Root cards to keep your students engaged in fun activities that reinforce the definition of each Latin root with examples and definitions of words that take on the meaning of the roots that they contain. Instructions are included for two games your students can play with these cards; the 'Say It, Keep It' game and the 'Root Buzz' game.


Thirty-two of the most commonly used Latin roots are used in these cards. They are: ambi, aqua, aud, bene, cent, circum, contra, counter, dict, duc/duct, fac, form, fort, fract, ject, jud, mal, mater, mit, mort, multi, pater, port, rupt, scrib/scribe, sec/sect, sent, spec, struct, vid/vis, and voc.

Latin Roots - Words and Pictures - Dictionary Cards
Click here to see a free sample of the cards...the preview button.

These cards are created in two different sizes. The original set has 8 cards per page and the larger set has 2 cards per page. The small set will save you ink and paper but many teachers have indicated to me that they preferred to have a larger set to make a bulletin board display. So, that's why I added the larger version.

A storage box template is also included for these cards and you can get all of this at Nyla's Crafty Teaching, TpT.

Aligned to Common Core Standards (CCSS): L.4.4b and L.5.4b

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Greek Roots - Illustrated Definitions and Examples

Greek-Roots common core for 4th and 5th grade

I am so excited about my newest creation! Teachers have asked me for it - so here it is... This is a Common Core edition of Greek Roots that is much similar to my Prefix and Suffix Cards. This pack of Illustrated Greek Roots has definitions and examples to reinforce the meaning of the each Greek root featured. Instructions for three small-group classroom activities are also included for engaging usage these roots.

            Greek-Root-metr or meter

The most common Greek roots are used in these cards: auto, bio, chron, dyna, gram, graph, hetero, homo, hydr, hypo, logy, meter/metr, micro, mis/miso, mono, morph, nym, phil, phobia, phon, photo/phos, pseudo, psycho, scope, techno, tele, and therm. This fulfills the CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4b and CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4b
Greek-Roots common core for 4th and 5th grade
A storage box template is also included for complete set of 27 cards available for purchase at my TpT collection.

Greek Root Revision Cards 

You may also be interested in my Greek root word wall as seen in the picture above.
 It instantly connects roots to their meanings and examples.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Unusual Books for Reluctant Readers

The most intriguing book you'll find is actually very simple yet very imaginative. It's titled 'Press here' by Herve Tullet. Children read it think that it has magic in its pages. Check out the video below to see why... you'll giggle.

Another Herve Tullet book (but this is for older kids) is 'Help! We Need a Title!' The book has characters, but they don't yet know what their story is. It's hilarious!
I love that this author really thinks out of the box. His books are so unique.

Other really unique books are below.
The Book With No Pictures                       The Book No One Wants to Read
                (I highly recommend this one!)


Here's a book called The Onion's Great Escape by Sara Fanelli. Get this - this book actually splits and breaks apart for you to free an onion! It's full of philosophical questions that stretch the imagination of a child and get them to really think. 
The Onion's Great Escape by Sara FanelliThe-Onion's-Great-Escape-by Sara Fanelli

Thanks for reading about my list of Unusual Books for Reluctant Readers and I'll add more to the list as I continue to discover them.

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As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!