Word Roots

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Learning 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.

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πŸ‘ΈπŸ» arch (rule/chief)πŸ“– dict (speak/say)πŸš‚ loc (place)πŸš‡ sub (under/below)
🍬  ben/bon (well/good)🀡🏾🎢duc_(lead/take/bring)🏹 miss/mit (send)πŸ‘†πŸ½super (above/over)
🐸 bio (life)🚒 fer (carry/bring/bear)πŸšΆπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ ped/pod (feet)πŸ”­tele (from a distance)
πŸŽͺ circ (about/around)πŸ†πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈfin (end)🀴🏽 reg/rect (rule)πŸ¦„ uni (one)
β›“ col/com/con (with)πŸ’ͺ🏽 flex/flect (bend)✍🏼 scrib/script (write)πŸ€Όβ€β™‚οΈ vers/vert (turn)
πŸ™‚πŸ™contr (against/opposite)πŸ“· gram/graph (write/draw)πŸ”Š son (sound)πŸ‘€ vid/vis (see)

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