Tag Archives: word roots

Word Root Exercise: Neo-

Today is July 17, 2018. One hundred years ago on this date, the Russian royal family was executed in Yekaterinburg, east of the Ural Mountains, thus ending the three-hundred-year Romanov Dynasty. An enduring myth–and the stuff of much popular culture–arising from this event was the purported survival of Grand Duchess Anastasia. However appealing that idea is, it has no basis in fact. Today is National Wrong Way Corrigan Day, celebrating the wrong turn, so to speak, of Douglas Groce Corrigan’s cross-country flight to Los Angeles in 1938. Twenty-eight hours after leaving Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field to fly west, he landed in Dublin, Ireland. In the annals of incompetence, on this day in 1981, a walkway at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City collapsed, killing 114 people. In 1986, the two geniuses who signed off on the walkway’s design were found culpable in this disaster and relieved of their licenses to practice.

Here is a worksheet on the Greek word root neo-, which means “new” and “recent.”

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.

Word Root Exercise: Necro

Here is a worksheet on the Greek word root necro. It means dead and death.

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The Weekly Text, July 6, 2018

On this day in 1885, Louis Pasteur and Emile Roux administered the first successful anti-rabies vaccine. Today in 1933, Major League baseball held its first All-Star Game at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Today is Malawi Republic Day, which commemorates both Malawi’s independence from Britain in 1965 and its becoming a republic in 1966. Malawi was formerly known as Nyasaland; remains of some of the earliest humans have been found in Malawi. Finally, today in 1854 the Republican Party of the United States was founded.

This week’s Text is a complete lesson plan on the Latin word root agri. It means, crop, production, and field. I begin this lesson with this context clues worksheet on the noun farmer. And, last, this worksheet on the Latin root agri is the mainstay of this lesson. Nota bene, please, that I have previously posted this worksheet by itself without a lesson plan or accompanying short exercise.

That’s it. I don’t know about where you are, but it has been very hot here. If you live or work in New York City and environs, I hope you’re staying cool.

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.

Word Root Worksheet: Ortho

Here’s a worksheet on the Greek word root ortho. It means “straight,” “correct,” “vertical,” and “perpendicular.”

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Word Root Exercise: Pale/o

Here’s a worksheet on the Greek word root pale/o; it means ancient.

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Word Root Exercise: Olig/o

Last week I thought I’d posted the last of the short word root exercises I had. However, this morning as I ran the heuristic Hoover around my archives, I found this worksheet on the Greek root olig/o. It is the basis of a word I consider very timely, to wit Oligarchy. Anyway, it means few and deficiency.

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Word Root Exercise: Xanth/o

Late spring cleaning continues at Mark’s Text Terminal, and I’ll take a moment here to post the last of my short word root exercises, this exercise on the Greek root xanth/o (it means yellow).

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.