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Man & Ped Root Clues/Digital Activity

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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100 pages
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This resource has been revised as a TpT Digital Activity.

Knowledge of commonly used roots and affixes builds vocabulary. This resource introduces students to the roots, man/hand and ped/foot. It provides engaging activities to reinforce the meaning of these roots and to apply those meanings to unknown words.

For each root, students focus on four words that share that particular root. These words are introduced in a brief narrative, and students are required to use context clues to determine their meanings. Once meanings are verified, students engage with these words by writing definitions, drawing pictures, completing sentence stems, and listing related words and phrases.

More practice is provided with games. There are two matching games. One matches words to definitions. The other matches words to sentences. In addition, there is a board game in which players attempt to be the first to reach the Root Word Forest by correctly selecting one of four words to complete a sentence. Game cards are available in color and black/white.

Additional word lists are provided along with “Word Parts Activity”, a strategy for identifying word parts such as prefixes, roots, and suffixes.

Word Wall cards with illustrations are included to help you and your students review the words, their roots, and definitions throughout the year. Suggestions on how to use the Word Wall cards such as “Be a Mind Reader” are also provided.

Additional features:

• Student Goals/CCSS

• Teaching Tips for preparation and use of product

• Tree Root Maps

• Generic response sheets to enable you to use with additional words

• Game Directions

• Answer Key for Root Word Forest Adventure game

• Link to lists of commonly used roots and affixes

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Total Pages
100 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., precede, recede, secede).
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).


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