Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Topic: Vocabulary

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.

The purpose of this blog is to share interesting ideas I have found in recent American professional publications dealing with the teaching of English at all levels, elementary, secondary and college.

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