Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Peace Dale Elementary School Library: Latin and Greek Root Words

Why Teach Latin and Greek Roots?

Latin and Greek Roots

Why teach Greek and Latin Roots?

Why teach Greek and Latin Roots?

Did you know that 70% of the English language is derived from Greek and Latin language? When students are given Greek and Latin roots as building blocks they will have the tools to decode new words they encounter when reading independently.

Learning the 100 most common Latin and Greek stems in the English language gives you access to at least 5,000 words.


Where did English Come From??

The World's Largest Root Word Dictionary and Prefix/Suffix Dictionaries

What are Latin and Greek Root Words?

The 42 Most Common Greek Roots and the 42 Most Common Latin Roots!

Root Words with Harry Potter