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Ongoing Greek and Latin Word Part Activities

Ongoing Greek and Latin Word Part Activities

Rather than just memorizing word parts, students will use those word parts to create four possible products.

Word Ladders Introduction

Word Ladders Introduction

You won't believe how this spelling and vocabulary puzzle will get kids' brains sweating over the smallest of words.

Jabberwocky and Context Clues

Jabberwocky and Context Clues

Context clues lessons can be a disaster. Here, we expose students to a delightful classic packed with nonsense words ("Jabberwocky") and ask them to decipher the meanings and parts of speech. Then, it's only natural for students to write their own nonsense poems.

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Introduction

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Introduction

Your students will try to match up definitions that belong to the same homophone in this brain-boggling vocab puzzle.

Greek and Latin Dinosaur Names

Greek and Latin Dinosaur Names

Let's create a new dinosaur using Greek and Latin stems!

Synonym Graphs

Synonym Graphs

So, which is happiest: happy, joyful, or ecstatic? Which is most temporary?

Greek and Latin Word Part Paths

Greek and Latin Word Part Paths

How can we go from Biology to Immobile?

Words Within Words: Intro (Soldier)

Words Within Words: Intro (Soldier)

How many words can you find within SOLDIER? 20? 35? 50? Even more!?

Sets of Idioms

Sets of Idioms

An ongoing series to expose students to five related idioms.

Word Ladder: Fast to Race (4 step)

Word Ladder: Fast to Race (4 step)

Students will go from "Fast" to "Race" by changing just one letter per step.

Antonym Paths

Antonym Paths

Does the antonym of an antonym bring us back to the same meaning?

Common English Words From Other Languages

Common English Words From Other Languages

Bored with typical spelling studies? Let's dig into the origins of common English words from other languages!

Word Pyramids

Word Pyramids

Start with a one letter word, add another letter, then add another. How tall can you make the pyramid?

Greekymon Studies – Round 1

Greekymon Studies – Round 1

What might a creature named "Ursolunascope" be like?

Word Ladder – Cold to Cool (5-Steps)

Word Ladder – Cold to Cool (5-Steps)

Students will go from "COLD" to "COOL" by changing just one letter per step.

Words Within Words: Ornament

Words Within Words: Ornament

How many words can you find within ORNAMENT?

Word Ladder: Two to Six (6-steps)

Word Ladder: Two to Six (6-steps)

Students will go from "TWO" to "SIX" by changing just one letter per step.

Words Within Words: SCARECROW

Words Within Words: SCARECROW

How many words can you find within "scarecrow"?

Idiom Tasks

Idiom Tasks

Four fantastically terrific tasks for a weekly idiom study.

Words Within Words: CRANBERRY

Words Within Words: CRANBERRY

How many words can you find within "cranberry"?

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Alpha

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Alpha

Can your students match multiple meanings of the same five words?

Sets of Idioms Related to Food

Sets of Idioms Related to Food

Five sets of five idioms, all related to food.

Words Within Words: Rainbow

Words Within Words: Rainbow

How many words can you find within rainbow?

Words Within Words: STUFFING

Words Within Words: STUFFING

Students will build words using the letters found in "STUFFING."

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Theta

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Theta

Can your students match multiple meanings of the same five words?

Aquamorphotron (Greek and Latin)

Aquamorphotron (Greek and Latin)

Using the word Aquamorphotron, students will create an invention, a creature, or a spell.

Five Sets of Bird and Bug Idioms

Five Sets of Bird and Bug Idioms

Five sets of idioms related to birds (and bugs).

Words Within Words: Nutcracker

Words Within Words: Nutcracker

How many words can you find within NUTCRACKER?

Words Within Words: COBWEB

Words Within Words: COBWEB

How many words can you find within COBWEB?

Words Within Words: CORNMAZE

Words Within Words: CORNMAZE

How many words can you find within CORNMAZE?

Greekymon Studies – Round 2

Greekymon Studies – Round 2

What might a creature named "Hypermnemonicus" be like?

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Zeta

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Zeta

Can your students match multiple meanings of the same five words?

Words Within Words: Wreath

Words Within Words: Wreath

How many words can you find within WREATH?

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Epsilon

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Epsilon

Can your students match multiple meanings of the same five words?

Sets of Idioms Related to Numbers

Sets of Idioms Related to Numbers

Two sets of idioms related to numbers.

Sets of Idioms Related to Body Parts

Sets of Idioms Related to Body Parts

Five sets of five idioms, all related to body parts!

Pyrostasis (Greek and Latin)

Pyrostasis (Greek and Latin)

Using the word Pyrostasis, students will create an invention, a creature, or a spell.

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Gamma

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Gamma

Can your students match multiple meanings of the same five words?

Chronosonarium (Greek and Latin)

Chronosonarium (Greek and Latin)

Using the word Chronosonarium, students will create an invention, a creature, or a spell.

Idioms About Money

Idioms About Money

Five sets of idioms related to money.

Words Within Words: General

Words Within Words: General

How many words can you find within "general"?

Words Within Words: TEACHER

Words Within Words: TEACHER

How many words can you find within TEACHER?

Geosynth (Greek and Latin)

Geosynth (Greek and Latin)

Using the word Geosynth, students will create an invention, a creature, or a spell.

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Beta

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Beta

Can your students match multiple meanings of the same five words?

Words Within Words: Leopard

Words Within Words: Leopard

How many words can you find within "leopard"?

Words Within Words: Patrick

Words Within Words: Patrick

How many words can you find within Patrick?

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Eta

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Eta

Can your students match multiple meanings of the same five words?

Greekymon Studies – Round 3

Greekymon Studies – Round 3

What might a creature named "Aquacornus Rex" be like?

Plexidemokinesis (Greek and Latin)

Plexidemokinesis (Greek and Latin)

Using the word Plexidemokinesis, students will create an invention, a creature, or a spell.

Hydromagnaphone (Greek and Latin)

Hydromagnaphone (Greek and Latin)

Using the word Hydromagnaphone, students will create an invention, a creature, or a spell.

Thermocryptograph (Greek and Latin)

Thermocryptograph (Greek and Latin)

Using the word Thermocryptograph, students will create an invention, a creature, or a spell.

Psycholunaphase (Greek and Latin)

Psycholunaphase (Greek and Latin)

Using the word Psycholunaphase, students will create an invention, a creature, or a spell.

Idioms about Weather

Idioms about Weather

Five sets of idioms related to the weather.

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Delta

Multiple Meaning Matcher – Delta

Can your students match multiple meanings of the same five words?

Words Within Words: Ireland

Words Within Words: Ireland

How many words can you find within Ireland?

Words Within Words: Airplane

Words Within Words: Airplane

How many words can you find within airplane?

Words Within Words: Saturn

Words Within Words: Saturn

How many words can you find within Saturn?

Words Within Words: PARKING

Words Within Words: PARKING

How many words can you find within PARKING?

Word Pyramid: U to Brush

Word Pyramid: U to Brush

Add a letter at each step to form a new word. Can you connect the starting point and ending point?

Word Pyramid: D to ASIDE

Word Pyramid: D to ASIDE

Students will move from D to ASIDE by adding one letter at each step.

Word Pyramid: M to CAMPUS

Word Pyramid: M to CAMPUS

Add a letter at each step to form a new word. Can you connect the starting point and ending point?

Idioms About Fire

Idioms About Fire

Five sets of idioms related to fire!

Words Within Words: Menorah

Words Within Words: Menorah

How many words can you find within MENORAH?

Words Within Words: LATKES

Words Within Words: LATKES

How many words can you find within LATKES?

Idioms About Red

Idioms About Red

Five sets of idioms related to the color red.

Word Ladder: Work to Hard (4 Steps)

Word Ladder: Work to Hard (4 Steps)

Students will go from "Work" to "Hard" by changing just one letter per step.

Words Within Words: WESTERN

Words Within Words: WESTERN

How many words can you find within WESTERN?

Words Within Words: TROMBONE

Words Within Words: TROMBONE

How many words can you find within TROMBONE?

Word Ladder: Wild to Tame (5-steps)

Word Ladder: Wild to Tame (5-steps)

Students will go from "WILD" to "TAME" by changing just one letter per step.

Word Ladder: East to West (4 Steps)

Word Ladder: East to West (4 Steps)

Students will go from "East" to "West" by changing just one letter per step.

Word Ladder: Foot to Shoe (4 Steps)

Word Ladder: Foot to Shoe (4 Steps)

Students will go from "Foot" to "Shoe" by changing just one letter per step.

Word Ladder – Tea to Hot (5-steps)

Word Ladder – Tea to Hot (5-steps)

Students will go from "TEA" to "HOT" by changing just one letter per step.

Word Pyramid: T to PLANET

Word Pyramid: T to PLANET

Add a letter at each step to form a new word. Can you connect T and PLANET?

Word Pyramid: O to Stones

Word Pyramid: O to Stones

Add a letter at each step to form a new word. Can you connect the starting point and ending point?

Word Pyramid: I to LIONS

Word Pyramid: I to LIONS

Add a letter at each step to form a new word. Can you connect the starting point and ending point?

Word Pyramid: H to CRASH

Word Pyramid: H to CRASH

Add a letter at each step to form a new word. Can you connect the starting point and ending point?

Word Ladder: Kid to Old (5-steps)

Word Ladder: Kid to Old (5-steps)

Students will go from "KID" to "OLD" by changing just one letter per step.

Word Ladder: Fly to Bee (6-steps)

Word Ladder: Fly to Bee (6-steps)

Students will go from "FLY" to "BEE" by changing just one letter per step.

Word Pyramid: P to PLAINS

Word Pyramid: P to PLAINS

Add a letter at each step to form a new word. Can you connect the starting point and ending point?

Word Pyramid: T to Patch

Word Pyramid: T to Patch

Add a letter at each step to form a new word. Can you connect the starting point and ending point?

Word Ladder: Arm to Leg (6-steps)

Word Ladder: Arm to Leg (6-steps)

Students will go from "ARM" to "LEG" by changing just one letter per step.

Word Ladder: Sky to Red (5-steps)

Word Ladder: Sky to Red (5-steps)

Students will go from "SKY" to "RED" by changing just one letter per step.

Word Ladder – Sun to Hot (5-steps)

Word Ladder – Sun to Hot (5-steps)

Students will go from "Sun" to "Hot" by changing just one letter per step.

Word Ladder: Band to Sing (4 Steps)

Word Ladder: Band to Sing (4 Steps)

Students will go from "Band" to "Sing" by changing just one letter per step.

Word Ladder: Fire to Warm (4 Steps)

Word Ladder: Fire to Warm (4 Steps)

Students will go from "Fire" to "Warm" by changing just one letter per step.