Root Words as Clues


In this lesson plan, students will learn how to identify the root word in known and unknown words.

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If you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to teach your students about root words, look no further than our Root Words as Clues lesson plan. In this lesson, students will identify root words in both known and unknown words. They’ll also use dictionaries and etymologies to find the meaning of root words they aren’t familiar with. By the end of the lesson, your students will be able to use root words to determine the meaning of other words with the same or similar roots. This is a great way to help them expand their vocabulary and improve their reading comprehension skills.

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3rd Grade, 4th Grade


Language Arts

State Educational Standards


Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.