What are root words?
root word is a real word. We make new words from root words by adding prefixes
What is a word family?
A word family is a group of words that share the same root word.
Why do I need to know root words?
Understanding root words will help you with spelling other words because word families share spelling patterns.
If you recognize the root of an unfamiliar word, it will help you to figure out what the word is and what it means.
What are some examples of word families?
This chart list several word families.
Help, I still don't get it! Where else can I learn about root words?
are some other resources to help you understand root words:
Fact Sheet about Root Words
of roots for the English language
Tending to Root Words
Okay, I am ready to practice! Where are the learning activities?
quizzes. Beat them all!
Three quizzes. Beat them all!
Rooting Out Words