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Vocabulary and Concept Development

For Teachers 7th - 12th
After introducing your class to root words and affixes, present them with this short review and practice opportunity. To start, they share definitions of root words and affixes with their partners. Then, after looking at some affixes and...
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Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Make It Meaningful

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars learn to find meaning in words using affixes with a language arts activity. Working in pairs, children sort cards with sentences printed on them that include words with the prefixes mis- and pre- and the...
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Root-O!

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young readers get to the root of unfamiliar vocabulary with a collaborative learning activity. Given a deck of root word cards and a copies of a graphic organizer, pairs of learners take turns flipping over cards and brainstorming...
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Getting to the Root of It

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young readers learn how to get at the root of new vocabulary with this fun language arts activity. Working in pairs, children begin by taking turns matching unknown vocabulary words to their Greek or Latin roots. When all the vocabulary...
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Compound Word Trivia

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Engage young learners in expanding their vocabulary with these fun games and activities. Children learn how compound words, root words, and affixes provide clues about the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary. These six activities get...
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Vocabulary and Concept Development #2: struct and tract

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Focus on the Latin roots struct and tract with this PowerPoint, boasting plenty of practice opportunities. To help develop a definition of each root, viewers match a list of words to their pictures. Then, they compare those words to a...
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Word Roots Lesson #6 - Focus: hydr

For Students 7th - 9th
Use hydr as a base to form new words. The chart provided includes different prefixes and suffixes one could add to the base to create new words like hydrant or hydropathy. Two exercises follow the information provided to give your class...
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Analyze Complex Words

For Teachers 7th - 8th
What is a complex word, and why is it so important we know what they are? Download this helpful PowerPoint to introduce root/base words, prefixes, and suffixes to your emerging readers. Clear, relevant examples are given, as well as a...
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Pendemonium: The Italian Job

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Discover how to use prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. The group views a jovial video on the topic, and then they create a chart of prefix and suffix meanings to identify the meanings of words in a social...
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Affix This

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Wait, what am I supposed to affix? Explore the concept of roots/affixes with your class. They use discussion questions to discover the meaning and usage of specific roots and affixes. They watch a video explaining Latin and Greek roots...
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Word Roots Lesson #2 - Focus: derm

For Students 7th - 12th
Identifying root words and their prefixes and suffixes develops a reader's vocabulary. The focus of this quick practice opportunity is the root word derm. Prefixes and suffixes are identified, and then your charges complete two short...
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Word Roots Lesson #7 - Focus: andr

For Students 7th - 9th
Studying root words really develops one's vocabulary. Help your middle and early high schoolers broaden their vocabulary by studying the root word andr. How does andr combine with suffixes to form different words? This short, 12-question...
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Roots and Affixes: How Words are Created

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Designed for a high school audience, this presentation covers roots and affixes in order to build vocabulary. Common prefixes (like bi-, anti-, and dis-) and suffixes (like -al, -ion, and -ous) are briefly introduced. Then, a few slides...
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Word Roots Lesson #8: auto

For Students 7th - 9th
Knowing root words can expand our vocabulary dramatically. Use this activity to discuss auto and words in which it commonly appears. Two short exercises are provided here. In the first, learners match words containing the target root...
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Root Words from Greek and Roman Gods' Names

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Prepare a stack of index cards with a Greek or Roman god's name on one side and their description on the other. Then, use the worksheet attached to brainstorm as many words that contain the root from each card. Pupils also create their...
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Better Vocabulary Through Derivatives

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners create a word tree poster that illustrates the way a root word can serve as the basis for many related terms. Although designed for a Latin language class, the concepts here could be used with any class study of Latin or Greek...
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Prefix Power

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners examine and discuss root words, prefixes, and suffixes. They play a game called Prefix Power, determining if the root word in a sentence needs a prefix or a suffix.
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Word Meaning Using Prefixes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use structural analysis to identify root words with prefixes such as dis, sub, re, and pre.