Root-O!

This Root-O! activity & project also includes:

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 students take turns flipping over cards and brainstorming different words that include the root. For advanced learners, a second graphic organizer is provided that also asks them to use each word they come up with in an an original sentence. Continue learning about root words throughout the year using the blank templates to supplement new words as learners expand their vocabulary. 

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Extension activities are provided for deepening student understanding of root words
  • Activity can be adapted to Common Core standards in any elementary grade level
Cons

  • Requires supplemental instruction on each root word prior to implementing the activity
Common Core