OK, finally on this cool and cloudy Wednesday morning in Brooklyn, here is a worksheet on the Latin word root spiro. It means breathe, which is why you’ll find it at the base of commonly used English words such as perspire and aspirate, and less commonly used words in general discourse, but common in the health professions, like respire (breathe to the layman), suspire, and spirometer.
In fact, this is another one of those roots essential to students interested in pursuing careers in health care, so I’ll tag it as a career and technical education document.
If you find typos in this document, 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.
“If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.”
Satchel Paige, “How to Keep Young,” Colliers, 13 June 1953
Excerpted from: Shapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.
Here is a reading on perspiration along with its accompanying vocabulary-building and comprehension worksheet. If you live anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere as of the publication date of this post, you understand why it is timely.
Other than that, there is not much to be said about these documents other than you can modify them, as you can modify almost anything else on this blog, to your needs because they are formatted in Microsoft Word.
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.