Grade 2 Language - Root Words
Trees have roots and so do words!

Grade 2 Language - Root Words

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Even though students are taught to remember prefixes and suffixes, they should also remember root word meanings as well. Remembering root word meanings allows students to learn unknown words. They will use common words that they already know in learning new words. They will be able to isolate the root word and then figure out the suffix or prefix of the word. In this quiz, the students will determine the meaning of a word using common words.

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1.
Use what you know about prefixes and suffixes. Think about the word "pedal." What does PEDOMETER mean?
About flowers.
Being helpful.
A tool that shows how many steps by foot are made.
Someone who does something for a reason.
Since pedal refers to a foot, pedometer means a tool for measuring steps.
2.
Use what you know about prefixes and suffixes. Think about the word "predict." What does PREDICTION mean?
A guess that is made about something.
To guess again.
Someone who makes guesses.
To not make a guess.
Prediction is a guess that is made about something since it is a noun.
3.
Use what you know about prefixes and suffixes. Think about the word "zoo." What does ZOOLOGY mean?
Making something by using ideas.
Study of animals.
A close place.
Being helpful.
Zoology is the study of animals based on using the word "zoo."
4.
Use what you know about prefixes and suffixes. Think about the word "location." What does LOCAL mean?
Someone who does something for a reason.
Being helpful.
Making something by using ideas.
A close place.
A location is a place, so local would be a close place.
5.
Use what you know about prefixes and suffixes. Think about the word "florist." What does FLORAL mean?
About flowers.
About a court.
A close place.
Being helpful.
A florist is a person who sells flowers, so floral would pertain to flowers.
6.
Use what you know about prefixes and suffixes. Think about the word "action." What does ACTIVIST mean?
A tool shows how many steps by foot are made.
Study of animals.
Being helpful.
Someone who does something for a reason.
Since an action is something that happens, an activist is someone who does something for a reason.
7.
Use what you know about prefixes and suffixes. Think about the word "judge." What does JUDICIAL mean?
A close place.
About a court.
Something allowed to happen.
About flowers.
Since judges are in a court, judicial would be related to a court.
8.
Use what you know about prefixes and suffixes. Think about the word "permit." What does PERMISSION mean?
Something allowed to happen.
Study of animals.
About a court.
A tool that shows how many steps by foot are made.
Permit means to allow. Permission then means something allowed to happen.
9.
Use what you know about prefixes and suffixes. Think about the word "hospital." What does HOSPITABLE mean?
Study of animals.
A close place.
Being helpful.
Making something by using ideas.
In hospitals, people help sick people, so hospitable would mean to be helpful.
10.
Use what you know about prefixes and suffixes. Think about the word "create." What does CREATIVE mean?
A close place.
About a court.
Making something by using ideas.
About flowers.
Creative is making something by using ideas because to create means to make something.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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