One of the Fourth Grade Common Core standards that I need to teach is learning to use Greek and Latin roots to help understand and build new vocabulary.
Last week we created root flip books using a printable from Laura Candler. Her website offers many great resources for teachers. I had the children find five words using their "root" and add an illustration on the front. They wrote out definitions on the inside, you could have them also include a sentence. We used dictionaries and the interenet to find words: http://wordinfo.info.
I purchased a set of word wall cards and printed them small. I gave each student their own root to research. We then added them to our Root Word Wall that has been up all year. I was adding one card a week and then forgot for awhile (don't judge). This activity got 21 Roots up quickly. I made the wall using black felt and they stick on with velcro. I forgot to take new pictures but have some from the beginning of the year,