Language Arts Lesson

Language Arts Lesson

Vocabulary and Concept Development EDI Standard: 1.4 Students will identify common roots and affixes derived from Greek and Latin and use this knowledge to analyze the meaning of complex words (e.g., international). Learning Objective I will know common roots derived from Greek and Latin and use this knowledge to analyze the meaning

of complex words. Activating Prior Knowledge Have you heard the word civilize? The root civi means relating to citizens. Can you see the root ord in order? The root ord means regular. Can you see the root ord in the Spanish word orden or in the English word order? Concept Development Root : The fundamental element of a word or form, exclusive of all affixes and inflectional phonetic changes.

Root: The root is the part of the word that contains the basic meaning. Concept Development civi: From the Latin word civis meaning citizen or a member of a city. ord: From the Latin word ordo meaning regularity or order. civi: Latin root meaning citizen. ord: Latin root meaning regular. Tell your partner what civi

means. Civi is a Latin root meaning citizen. Tell your partner what ord means. Ord is a Latin root meaning regular.

Read the following Latin roots. civi citizen Latin ord regular, order Latin Importance Have you ever been confused about a word and have not been able to figure out its meaning? Have you ever had to use knowledge of word meaning to figure out the

meaning of a new or difficult word? Skill Development Read these words: civics civil civilian civility coordinate extraordinary ordinarily uncivilized Read these definitions / synonyms: without an organized or developed society, wild; acting

without courtesy or consideration to bring together to work smoothly the study of a citizens rights and duties in a society usually, generally, in the regular way courteous behavior having to do with citizens and their relation with each other and to the government more than ordinary, beyond what is expected, remarkable a person who is not in the military; relating to civil life, not military Match the words with the correct definitions or

without an organized or synonyms: developed society, wild; acting without courtesy or consideration civics civil to bring together to work smoothly civilian the study of a citizens rights and duties in a society civility

usually, generally, in the regular way coordinate courteous behavior extraordinary ordinarily uncivilized having to do with citizens and their relation with each other and to the government more than ordinary, beyond what is expected, remarkable

a person who is not in the military; relating to civil life, not military Answer these questions: 1. What is a root? 2. Does civi as in civilize mean relating to citizens or regular? 3. What does the root ord mean? 4. What is the root in order? 5. What does the root mean? Guided Practice Identify the roots.

coordinate civics extraordinary civil ordinarily civilian uncivilized civility

Meaning in Context Use the words in the box to fill in the blanks in the following paragraph. Civics extraordinary coordinated civil Ms. Weber teaches classes in two related coordinated subjects, United States history and (1) ____________, the study of our government. In both cases, she teaches about Martin Luther King Jr., who (2) ______________ the drive for legislation that would

ensure equality for everyone. Her students say that after studying with her, they have a much better understanding of Dr. kings role in the (3) __________ rights movement. They can see clearly what an (4) _____________________ time it was. Closure A root is the part of the word that contains the basic meaning. civi means civi is a Latin root meaning citizen. ord means ord is a Latin root meaning regularity or order.

Independent Practice Match the bolded word with the best synonym: 1. a group of civilians a. non-military people b. soldiers c. doctors 2. an extraordinary storm a. fine b. terrifying c. common

3. uncivilized behavior a. rich b. healthy c. uneducated 4. was dressed ordinarily a. unusually b. fairly c. quickly b. rudeness

c. kindness 5. acted with civility a. order Extension One of the key words in this lesson is civility. It ends with the suffix ity. This suffix shows that a word is a noun. The meaning of a noun ending in ity is usually connected to the meaning of its adjective partner. Civility is related to being civil, just as equality is related to being equal. Civil and equal are adjectives. Civility and equality are nouns. All of the nouns in the first column end in the suffix ity. Match the adjective from which the noun was formed. a 1. __

activity d __ 2. possibility e vitality 3. __ c originality 4. __ b creativity 5. __ a. b. c.

d. e. active creative original possible vital

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