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Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #1
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #1
Worksheet
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #1
Learners identify and define word parts in this fifth- and sixth-grade grammar worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Prepare learners for their fifth grade debut with Week 2 of our Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet, complete with five more days of engaging activities that will review key skills and concepts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our Third Grade Fall Review Packet is a great way to prepare learners for a new school year as they complete a wide range of practice activities and brush up on key concepts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Latin Root Words #1
Latin Root Words #1
Worksheet
Latin Root Words #1
Explore the meaning of Latin roots like "scribe" and "spect" with this matching activity! Build essential vocabulary skills with this simple one-page worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Words
Root Words
Exercise
Root Words
Students will understand just where their vocabulary words come from with this root words exercise.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Week 3 of this Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet explores topics in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science for a well-rounded review of third grade curriculum.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Word Structure 1
Word Structure 1
Guided Lesson
Word Structure 1
Learning common constructions for words is one way that third graders can get traction on their spelling and reading comprehension skills. This guided lesson in word structure introduces kids to the idea that most words are made up of smaller words, and provides opportunities to apply this learning with practical examples. For more printable practice with word structure, check out our recommended worksheets.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Common Root Words and their Meanings
Common Root Words and their Meanings
Worksheet
Common Root Words and their Meanings
This worksheet encourages students to work together to think of as many examples of common root words as they can.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root It Out: Word Sort
Root It Out: Word Sort
Worksheet
Root It Out: Word Sort
This cut-and-paste, categorizing activity helps students review root words!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Root Words
Find the Root Words
Worksheet
Find the Root Words
Children will practice spotting root words — and words with root words — as they complete a word search puzzle.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #2
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #2
Worksheet
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #2
Assess students’ understanding of word parts and how they relate to word meaning with this grammar worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #4
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #4
Worksheet
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #4
Practice identifying and relating common prefixes, suffixes, and root words in vocabulary words with this helpful grammar worksheet!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #3
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #3
Worksheet
Root Word, Suffix, and Prefix Review #3
Assess your students’ understanding of word parts and how they relate to word meaning.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Word Ladder: Tele
Root Word Ladder: Tele
Worksheet
Root Word Ladder: Tele
Practice the root word TELE with this word play worksheet, perfect for strengthening vocabulary skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding Root Words
Finding Root Words
Worksheet
Finding Root Words
Help your students review root words so they can analyze unfamiliar words and figure out the meaning without using a dictionary. In this worksheet, students will identify the root of each word containing suffixes and prefixes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Word Study: Spect
Root Word Study: Spect
Worksheet
Root Word Study: Spect
Use this resource to study the root word SPECT.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Word Study: Sign
Root Word Study: Sign
Worksheet
Root Word Study: Sign
Use this resource to study the root word SIGN.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Word Study: Rupt
Root Word Study: Rupt
Worksheet
Root Word Study: Rupt
Understanding root words is crucial for learning the meaning of unfamiliar words and building vocabulary. Use this resource to study the root word RUPT.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Words in Context: Port and Struct
Root Words in Context: Port and Struct
Worksheet
Root Words in Context: Port and Struct
Use this short story to help your students practice identifying root words in context.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practicing Using Prefixes
Practicing Using Prefixes
Worksheet
Practicing Using Prefixes
This worksheet gives fifth graders targeted practice with using the prefixes "de," "circum," "trans," "sub," "tri," and "in."
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Word Wheel: Sign
Root Word Wheel: Sign
Worksheet
Root Word Wheel: Sign
Spin the wheel! Kids practice the root word SIGN and build out their vocabulary with this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Out the Meaning of Words
Root Out the Meaning of Words
Activity
Root Out the Meaning of Words
Here's a fun activity to show your child how to use prefixes and root words to "root out" the meaning of a word!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity

Root Words

Get to the root of the problem with root words. Getting familiar with root words can help kids learn more about the English language. Once your kid knows a root word’s meaning, it can help them figure out what the rest of the word, and even the words around it, might mean. Help your child familiarize themselves with root words with our worksheets, workbooks, activities, games, and lots more.
Like most concepts and lessons we learn, the words we use everyday evolved from something else. The English language is extended from both the Greek and Latin languages. Many of our words are even based on Greek or Latin root words.

A root word is a Latin or Greek root that has its own meaning. It is the foundation of a new word, built upon using either a meaningful prefix or suffix. Regardless of what prefix or suffix is applied to the word, students with an understanding of root words and their meanings can approach words they have never seen before with a contextual theory as to what the word might mean. Understanding this gives students a foundation that reading comprehension can be built upon.
Common Latin Roots
RootMeaningExamples
facTo makeFactory, facilitate
formTo shapeConform, reform, formation
mortdeathMortal, mortality, mortician
spectTo lookInspect, spectate
multimanyMultimedia, multiply
Common Latin Roots
RootMeaningExamples
autoSelfAutomobile, automate
hydrowaterhydraulic, hydroponic
microsmallmicroscope, microbe
logystudy ofbiology, physiology
photolightphotosynthesis, photographer
One of the most common ways to learn root words is with flash cards. Showing students a root word, then asking for them to define the root and provide examples will help them retain the meaning. Using a variety of words can show the students that the root can either occur at the beginning of the end of the word. Resources like those provided above by Education.com may provide enough variety to keep students engaged when learning root words.