Define the foundations of word structure.
DefinitionDefinition should include the following:
- pronouncing roots, prefixes, and suffixes
- defining, spelling, and pronouncing terms related to the following:
- Common medical conditions (e.g., inflammation, swelling, pain)
- Anatomical reference system (e.g., planes, regions, direction)
- Structural units (e.g., cells, organs, tissues).
- What might the consequences be of misspelling medical terms?
- Why is a basic foundation in suffix and prefix recognition helpful to all healthcare workers? To healthcare consumers?
- What are look-alike/sound-alike (LA/SA) medical terms?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
- Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
- Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
- Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
- Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
- Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.