KS2-3 Word Roots

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 15.13.36Learning about the roots of the English language offers a key to understanding novel words and enriching vocabulary. The downloads below explore Latin and Greek roots that feature frequently in English. Each file consists of a stimulus poster and five worksheets themed around etymologically-linked vocabulary.

👸🏻 arch (rule/chief)

🍬  ben/bon (well/good)

🐸 bio (life)

🎪 circ (about/around)

⛓ col/com/con (with)

🙂🙁contr (against/opposite)

📖 dict (speak/say)


🚢 fer (carry/bring/bear)

🏆🏃🏾‍♀️fin (end)

💪🏽 flex/flect (bend)

📷 gram/graph (write/draw)

🚂 loc (place)

🏹 miss/mit (send)

🚶🏾‍♂️ ped/pod (feet)

🤴🏽 reg/rect (rule)

✍🏼 scrib/script (write)

🔊 son (sound)

🚇 sub (under/below)

👆🏽super (above/over)

🔭tele (from a distance)

🦄 uni (one)

🤼‍♂️ vers/vert (turn)

👀 vid/vis (see)