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Word Power

Word Power at a glance

Do you want to expand your vocabulary? Word Power focuses on the Latin and Greek prefixes, roots, and suffixes upon which much of the English language is based. The book includes historical notes on how English has developed, a table of Latin and Greek word parts, and exercises in combining these parts to create existing words as well as neologisms (neo – new, log – word). The workbook also includes "The Discipline of Disciplines," exercises that explore vocabulary in academic areas from art to genetics, and a "Fun and Games" section, including "Affix Switchout" and "Etymology Opposites."

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Students should have access to the Internet and a thesaurus.

PDF icon Unit Objectives PDF146.3 KB
PDF icon Course Syllabus PDF85.2 KB
PDF icon Pretest PDF109.96 KB
PDF icon Sample Lesson PDF278.68 KB
PDF icon Contributors PDF108.2 KB