Root Words Activity

A study of prefixes and root words can help your learners with their word choice in writing. Participants review the meaning of 13 prefixes before adding them to root words and defining the new words.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Add to a language arts packet for learners to practice on their own
  • Use the worksheet with your unit on dictionary skills
  • Have class members find additional prefixes and root words to define
  • Prompt writers to craft sentences that include context clues that help define the words
Classroom Considerations
  • To avoid confusion you may need to model how to fill out the first row in the graph
  • Helpful for any vocabulary lesson
  • Prompt class members to find correct definitions with a dictionary or additional sources
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