A Lesson Plan on the Latin Word Root Circum-

Alright, moving right along, here is a lesson plan on the Latin word root circum; it means around. It is, as this worksheet that is the mainstay of the lesson fairly quickly exposes, a very productive root in English. Moreover, these are words that are in very heavy use in educated discourse in this country, which is why your student or child should know them as well as the root at the base of them.

I open this lesson with the context clues on the adverb and adjective abroad. It is a conceptual antonym to words formed from circum-, and to the extent possible, the worksheet itself aims to hint at these words and their meanings–as well as the idea of an antonym.

That’s it for today. I hope you are at home and safe, and all young minds are engaged, wherever you are.


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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