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Cheryl MontgomeryBy Cheryl Montgomery
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Cheryl MontgomeryBy Cheryl Montgomery
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About

Root Word Bingo is a fun and exciting way to learn Greek and Latin root words. A caller calls out the English meaning for a root word. Players find a Greek or Latin root word to match the English meaning. As the game goes on players become more familiar with the root words and their English meanings. A reference sheet is provided for first time players. The more the game is played, the more root words are learned, and the less the reference sheet is used.

What Makes Root Word Bingo Special?

   Playing Root Word Bingo helps to:

  • Build Vocabulary
  • Improve Spelling
  • Enhance Reading Comprehension

My sons and I came up with the idea of Root Word Bingo one afternoon while studying for a spelling bee. We wanted the preparation time to be fun, so one of my sons suggested Bingo as a study aid that would not be boring, one that would increase thier retention of the meanings and spellings of the words. A great number of English words are made of Greek and Latin roots.  Knowing this, I made a bingo game of Greek and Latin root words. My four sons and I played the game several times. Shortly after playing the game, my sons would come home from school explaining they were able to discover the meaning of an unfamiliar word because they recognized the root words. I realized the bingo game worked. I decided to further develop the game. If it worked for my kids, it could work to help others discover the meaning of unfamiliar words.

I am an elementary school teacher and have used Root Word Bingo with my students. I am very pleased with their improved ability to uncover the meaning of new words and their ability to better understand familiar words.  Barron's SAT Prep Manual suggests that, "Learning fifty key word parts can help you unlock the meaning of over 100,000 words!" In the movie, Akeelah and the Bee, Akeelah studied root words and their origin in order to prepare for the national spelling bee. Root Word Bingo contains 140 word parts- 70 Greek word parts and 70 Latin word parts. It is a great game for ages 9 to adult.

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Root Word Bingo is a great way to learn Greek and Latin root words, but it won't make it to production without your help. No donation is too small and every donation is greatly appreciated.

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