A rootword is what is left over when you take away the prefixes and suffixes of words. For example the word lovely when you take away the suffix -ly you are left with the root word love. Most words in the English language are based on words from ancient Greek and Latin. The root of the word vocabulary for example is voc a Latin root meaning "word" or "name".

Rootword Games and Activities

Rooting Out Words game

It's Greek to Me game - Go for the Gold

Rootword Games for 5th-8th Grade

Rootword English Game

Digger and the Gang in the Maze (root word game, animated)

Language Arts

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