Perfect for Vocabulary Development!
These posters include the root, the meaning and examples. Understanding the meaning of root words and affixes is a standard that begins as students learn to read.
Vocabulary acquisition is the key to having successful readers and writers in your classroom; in kindergarten, students are expected to use and explain common affixes such as un-, re-, and pre-.
While students begin to formally learn Greek and Latin roots in fourth grade, the roots are used informally as they build their vocabularies and learn spelling patterns in K-3.
This PDF download consists of 65 common Greek and/or Latin roots that are used in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Kids love to feel smart – learning a little Greek or Latin will give them bragging rights!
Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY: Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
- L.2.4.B, L.2.4.C
- L.3.4.B, L.3.4.C