When Art & Academics Unite

When Art & Academics Unite
When I was a child, our school did not have the most advanced curriculum, any cutting edge technology, or even innovative resources. However, the educators at the time did feel it was vital that we learn our Latin & Green roots, suffixes, prefixes.

And so we did.

Little did I know how valuable that foundation would be to me throughout my education and later on in my everyday life. Knowledge of root words broadened my vocabulary dramatically. It also gave me the ability to figure out the meaning of words I had never seen before.

The downfall of how I learned the roots, suffixes, and prefixes was that it was simply…memorize and regurgitate. {sounds gross, huh?} While I despised the method that we used to learn it, I secretly loved having the knowledge. I felt empowered. I felt smart.

Fast forward to the present.

PREVIEW 12-14-15 Latin & Greek Roots Coloring pagesSo when my friend Erin from Lovin’ Lit asked me to work on this Greek & Latin Roots project with her, I was thrilled! Erin told me that she was creating some vocabulary materials for the middle grades, and she felt like something was missing. Erin and I brainstormed ways for students to practice and memorize root words without simply doing worksheet after worksheet, and that’s how this set was born!


The beauty of these coloring pages is that they are truly universal.PREVIEW 12-14-15 3 Latin & Greek Roots Coloring pages

Students as young as first grade can be challenged with these coloring pages, doing something fun and getting a jump start on vocabulary, while older students will surely appreciate the break from the mundane!


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PREVIEW of FREEBIE 10-11-15 Latin & Greek Roots Coloring pages



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PREVIEW 12-14-15 2 Latin & Greek Roots Coloring pages


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  1. September 28, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    These are so beautiful, Heidi! Thanks so much for working with me on this. 🙂

    • thedoodleoven@cox.net
      September 28, 2015 / 10:24 pm

      Thank you, Erin! I LOVE how the academic and the artistic complement each other in these resources. And it has been my pleasure to work with you!

  2. Rick
    September 29, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Looks great!! Well done ladies!!

    • thedoodleoven@cox.net
      September 29, 2015 / 12:47 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 Rick

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