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Grade 1 Language - Root Words
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Grade 1 Language - Root Words

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Learning common root words allows students to build their vocabularies. Adding inflectional endings also allows the students to make new words. In this quiz, the students practice with words that end in "s," "ed" and "ing." With adding "s" or "es," the students will learn that this is a plural word. Adding "ed" means the event happened in the past. Adding "ing" means that the event is happening now.

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What does FROGS mean?
To be a frog in the past.
To be a frog now.
More than one frog.
One frog.
Adding "s" to a noun usually makes it plural, so frogs means that there are two or more frogs.
What does the word CALLING mean?
To call now.
To call in the past.
More than one call.
One call.
Since "ing" means that the event is happening now, calling means to happen now.
What does COLORED mean?
To color in the past.
To color now.
More than one color.
One color.
The verb ends in "ed," so this means that someone colored in the past.
What does FIXING mean?
One fix.
More than one fix.
To fix in the past.
To fix now.
Since "ing" means to happen now, fixing means to fix now.
What does DOORS mean?
To be a door now.
More than one door.
To be a door in the past.
One door.
Doors is a plural word because it has an "s" added to the end of the word "door."
What does PONDS mean?
More than one pond.
One pond.
To be a pond now.
To be a pond in the past.
Ponds is a plural noun. It ends in "s."
What does FOXES mean?
To be a fox in the past.
To be a fox now.
One fox.
More than one fox.
Foxes means two or more of this animal because adding "es" to a noun can mean that it is plural.
What does KICKED mean?
To kick in the past.
To kick now.
More than one kick.
One kick.
Kicked means to kick in the past because "ed" means something happened in the past.
What does PAINTING mean?
One paint.
More than one paint.
To paint in the past.
To paint now.
Painting mean to paint now because "ing" means to happen now.
What does CAKES mean?
To eat cake in the past.
More than one cake.
One cake.
To eat cake now.
Cakes means that this is the plural form of cake.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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