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Greek and Latin Roots of English

Summer at Blake - Hopkins Campus

Monday, June 15, 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015
Hopkins Campus 110 Blake Road South HopkinsMN  55343
Monday, June 15, 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015
Hopkins Campus 110 Blake Road South HopkinsMN  55343

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What's Included

Ever wonder why a pedestrian is someone who travels by foot but a pediatrician is a children’s doctor? Knowing that pedestrian is from the Latin word pedes (foot) and pediatrician is from the Greek word pedia (child) will help you not only keep these common words straight, but also decipher more obscure words derived from the same roots. 65 percent of English comes Greek and Latin. A solid foundation in the Greek and Latin roots of English provides skills to decode a word, often without looking it up. Not curious yet? Did you know that the prefix dis is from Latin meaning apart or away from, while the prefix dys is from Greek meaning bad? The prefix ante is Latin for before; anti is Greek for against. This class will provide you with the tools needed to boost your English vocabulary, avoid many common errors and raise your scores on the English and Reading portions of the SAT and ACT exams. Many of the class activities parallel typical questions on the exams, allowing for immediate application of these invaluable skills. This course is not appropriate for students already taking Latin.

About This Organizer

Join Blake this Spring and Summer for exciting seasons of growth and fun. Spring and Summer is when we can open our doors wide to students from the neighborhood and across the Twin Cities. The love of learning is central to the mission of The Blake School and we invite students from pre–kindergarten through twelfth grade to pursue academic, artistic and athletic interests and passions.

 

From camps to courses, from the ice arena to the science lab, students enjoy Blake's amazing facilities, talented coaches and superb teachers. We are excited about all that our 2016 programs have to offer, and we hope you will join us.

 

Best,

 

Jessie Briol, Director of Summer at Blake

952-988-3463

summer@blakeschool.org

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Hopkins Campus 110 Blake Road South HopkinsMN  55343
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