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Learning English From the Roots Up


Today we started learning some Greek words that have made their way into the English language. I started with four words today, so we could mix and match to make new words. I put the meanings on the back. They really enjoyed seeing how the meanings worked together. For example, photos has to do with light and graph has to do with writing or drawing. They enjoyed thinking of photographs and light-drawings. Sam wrote the words in Greek under the English words.

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  1. We love doing that, too! I know too many classical/medieval languages. Often, when my five-year-old doesn't know the definition of a word, I'll do prefixes and suffixes and Latin/Greek etymologies, and then she can figure out the definition.

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  2. My kids would love doing this! Thank you for sharing and linking up, your wisdom is appreciated.

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