Vocabulary Activities | Root Words Prefixes Suffixes Homophones Idioms Bundle

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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These weekly vocabulary activities will have your students mastering root words, prefixes, suffixes, idioms, homophones, character traits, and an array of terms through word of the week.

This resource is a bundle of the FIVE "Of the Week" Resources currently available in printable and digital formats in the store.


  1. Word of the Week
  2. Idiom of the Week
  3. Root of the Week
  4. Character Trait of the Week
  5. Homophone of the Week

"Of the Week" resources are a great way to introduce new terms in a consistent manner, allowing students to become familiar with them. This will allow them to recognize them in text, as well as give them the ability to use them in their own writing. To preview each resource, click on the preview links below.

These resources include:

  • posters
  • recording sheets
  • quizzes
  • digital interactive slides



"This has been an important part of our weekly work during distance learning. In addition to seeing growth in their vocabulary, understanding of idioms, connections made through character traits, and building a foundation of roots, it has given me the opportunity to give feedback on writing sentences and paragraphs. This is a great literacy resource!" –Michele J.

"My students look forward to what the Idiom/Root of the week will be. I have never had a class that has been this excite over Idioms or roots in the past and I feel that it is this product that made the difference." –Shalyn

"My students love our idiom and word of the week days! They especially love illustrating the idioms literal and figurative meaning and sharing their illustrations! Thank you so much for this resource that can easily be used in person and for distance learning." -Erika P.

"This is such a great resource for my students and for my teaching. The students have learned a lot from doing the activities in this packet." -Lorie M.

Total Pages
390 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).
Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.


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