Root Words

Ten pages offer useful information and five activities designed to reinforce the concept of root words. Scholars make a root word booklet, partake in a matching activity that challenges them to match root words to their meaning, record their findings, write definitions, and build words using their knowledge of prefixes and suffixes.    

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage learners to confirm a word's definition using a dictionary 
  • Copy and laminate cards for continued use; have them readily available for early finishers to sort when time permits 
  • Direct pupils to attach page four to their interactive English langugae arts journal for future reference 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires some preparation—printing and cutting  
  • The duration reflects the estimated time it takes to complete one activity 
Pros

  • Works with all root words 
  • Each page offers an easy-to-follow objective 
Cons

  • None
Common Core