Getting to the Root of It

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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 cards are grouped according to their root words, learners record the results on a graphic organizer and determine the definitions of the new words. Include this activity as a center during language arts rotations and expand the vocabulary of elementary students in any grade level.

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CCSS: Designed

  • All supporting materials are included with the activity
  • Blank cards are provided for supplementing additional Greek and Latin root words
  • Resource includes ideas for other root word activities

  • Assumes children know how to use dictionaries to find the definitions of unfamiliar words