What does PAN mean?


Students learn to distinguish between the different prefixes/roots pan- in English words, in order to sharpen their skills of morphological analysis (and decoding words in reading and spelling).

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

Students who did this exercise had prior exposure to the Greek and Latin roots of English words that come from Greek and Roman gods' names (see Lesson Plan on this web site). They had difficulty distinguishing the root pan- from other pan morphemes (is the pan in panda the same pan in panic or pancake, for example). This exericse is designed to help them develop the skills to distinguish among such morphemes based on meaning.