Common Root Words


With our Common Root Words lesson plan, students learn how to combine root words with commonly occurring endings to form their inflectional forms.

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Our Common Root Words lesson plan teaches students how to create inflectional forms of root words by adding various endings to them, with spelling changes as needed. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively with a partner to match root words with endings and create lists of words with the endings -s, -ed, and -ing. Students are also asked to work independently to rewrite root words using various endings where appropriate. 

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify frequently occurring root words (e.g., look) and their inflectional forms (e.g., looks, looked, looking). 

State Educational Standards: LB.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.4.C

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1st Grade


Language Arts