Circle The Word
The Root Words worksheet is a language activity that aims to help students identify root words within a pair of related words. For each numbered item, there are two words presented: one is a root word and the other is a derivative that includes either a prefix or a suffix. Students are instructed to circle the word that is the root word in each pair. This exercise challenges students to distinguish between the basic word and its modified form.
The worksheet educates students on the foundational elements of words, specifically how prefixes and suffixes alter the meaning of root words. By identifying the root words from pairs that include modified forms, students enhance their understanding of word structure and development. The skill of recognizing root words is essential for vocabulary expansion, as it allows students to infer the meanings of new or complex words. Moreover, this activity reinforces the understanding of how prefixes and suffixes function in English language morphology.