Reinforce students’ understanding of Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes with these five worksheets that build on students’ current word knowledge and develop creative, flexible thinking. Each worksheet presents common roots and affixes (prefixes/suffixes) that are part of hundreds of English words. Once students know these word parts, they’ll be able to decode more of the higher-level vocabulary they encounter in challenging texts and standardized tests, such as the S.A.T. and A.C.T.
No previous root/affix knowledge is needed for students to successfully interact with these worksheets. Lower-level students will benefit from access to dictionaries as they complete these materials.
Can be use as regular in-class work (solo or team), homework, and/or enrichment assignments for early finishers.
This roots practice package includes:
• Five modern-designed worksheets that require students to interact with a wide variety of common prefixes, roots, and suffixes (5-page PDF)
• Five completed examples/keys to show suggested answers for each worksheet (5-page PDF)
• Student reference handout with 125+ common roots, their meaning, and word examples. Use this as a reference sheet or memorization list for students interested in standardized test prep. (3-page PDF)
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