The Weekly Text, June 17, 2016: A Trove of Documents for Teaching the Latin Word Roots for Mother and Father

We’re in the home stretch of the school year, and not a moment to soon: about three weeks ago, several students I work with began arriving with shell-shocked looks on their faces, and even further attenuation in their attention spans.

I understand. I feel how they look, as I regularly tell them.

This week’s Text is two context clues worksheets on two essential words, paternal and maternal. If you haven’t used these before, you might find the users’ manual for context clues worksheets useful. These complement a couple of word root worksheets I posted in March: the first one is on the  Latin word roots patr, patri and pater,  and the second on the Latin word roots mat, matri, and mater.

As always, if you find these worksheets useful, I would be much obliged to hear how–particularly if you modified them for your classroom.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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