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Root Words The central part of a word. Structure  Prefix-root-suffix –un-success-ful  Prefix-root –Re-do  Root-suffix –Happi-ness.

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1 Root Words The central part of a word

2 Structure  Prefix-root-suffix –un-success-ful  Prefix-root –Re-do  Root-suffix –Happi-ness

3 Sense Roots RootMeaningExample aud To hear To listen audience audit To hear To listen Auditionauditorium

4 Sense Roots RootMeaningExample vis To see Visualsupervisor vid Video spect SpectacleSpectatorspectacular

5 Sense Roots RootMeaningExample Dicdict To say To talk PredictableDictator Vocvok To say To call To talk VocalVocationprovoke

6 Sense Roots RootMeaningExample scrib To write Prescribeinscribe scrip Scriptinscription Graph,gram To write or draw Autographdiagram

7 Use it!  1. A vocation (voc) is really a: –Calling –time away –song

8  2. Post-script (PS) really means: –Pretty smart –After writing –Before writing

9  3. Predict (pre) (dict) –To hear before –To say before –To write before

10  4. When a driver’s license is revoked (re) (vok), it is: --taken back --called back --looking forward

11  5. When you win your first trophy, your name will be inscribed on the brass plate. –Called in –Written in –Seen by all

12  6. The counselor advised me about colleges. –To call toward –To see toward –To write toward

13 Combine a prefix and root  7.Did your (VIS) ___________ check your work?  8. I’d rather be a (SPECT) ___________ than a participant in sports.  9. The doctor will (SCRIBE) ________ new medicine.  10. No one can (DICT) _________ the future.

14 ROOTONYM--DICT  1. A book containing a selection of words of a language, usually arranged alphabetically.  DICT__ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___  2. Something that foretells the future; a prophecy.  ___ ___ ___ DICT ___ ___ ___

15 ROOTONYM  3. Any judgment or decision. The findings of a jury.  ___ ___ ___ DICT  4. To say or read aloud for a person to write or type.  DICT ___ ___ ___

16 YOUR TURN  Make four “rootonyms” for a root word that you learned today.

17 More Roots RootMeaningExample hydrowaterHydroplanehydroelectric Aqu-waterAquamarineaquarium Credcreed To believe Incrediblecreed

18 RootMeaningExample -mis- To send Transmissionmissionary -mit- Remitsubmit -port- To carry Transportportable

19 RootMeaningExample duct To lead Educateaquaduct pos To put position pon ComponentExponent

20 Try These  1. During summer, we (POS) ____ our skin to the sun.  2. The mean lady (DUC) __________ the child from his yard.  3. We must (PON) _______ the concert until Friday.  ________________________  Choose from: composed, reduce, postpone, repose, expose, abducted

21 Flip a Chip 1. Four syllables=Four Words Example: re vision Pro spect 2. Flip your chip and record the words. RevisionRespectProvisionProspect 3. What do these words mean?

22  4. Write a paragraph using the four words:  Out of _________ for Mrs. B., the students made a _____________ of the paragraphs that they submitted first semester. Because they knew the task would be difficult, the group decided to make a ___________ and get food to keep them alert. The sub sandwich looked like a good _____________ for dinner.


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