Latin and Greek Morphemes

Overview: 

Discovering the meanings of Latin and Greek prefixes, and how that knowledge can then extend to figuring out the meanings of new words.

Grade Level: 
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Class Time Needed: 
Under 30 minutes
Lesson Plan: 

This brief exercise allows students to discover they already know the meanings of morphemes (word parts) by considering words with those morphemes in them.

auto-
spec-
tele-
trans-
syn-
hydr-
therm-
dict-
ped-/pod-
graph-

What do each of these morphemes mean?
Hint: Think of words that contain each morpheme and then think what those words have in common with each other.

Example: micro-

occurs in microscope, microchip

It means little.