Discover how root words form the foundation for many of the words used in the English language.

Not all grammar and phonics lessons have to test the patience of your students. Each worksheet offers your kids 15 options to discover the power of root words. One worksheet asks students to circle the root words found within larger words. The straightforward method for learning about word contrasts with the more difficult lessons that prompt your kids to search for mistakes within long paragraphs. The printable worksheets make ideal teaching tools at home.

This concept does not have to be a difficult grammar lesson to teach. Each page makes it simple to let students run off on their own with the task and help them reach mastery.

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Printable Root Words Worksheets

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Identifying Roots

Identify the root in each word and write it on the line.

Roots and Prefixes

Match each prefix with its root and write the new words on the lines below.

Identify the Roots

Identify the root in each word and write it on the line.

Find the Root

Read the words in the first column. Cross out the suffix to find the root of the word. Write the root in the second column.

Word Root Riddles

Read the clues. Look for the word parts that are the bold-faced words have in common. Fill in the blanks with the Latin roots.

Identifying Greek and Latin Roots

Look up each of the following words in a dictionary.

Adding Endings to Words

For each problem below, add the suffixes indicated to create new words. Write the new words on the lines.

Find the Root Cause

Identify the root in each word and write it on the line.

Latin Root Challenge

Read the clues. Look for the word parts that are the bold-faced words have in common. Fill in the blanks with the Latin roots.

Root Word Worksheet

Identify the root in each word and write it on the line.

All 3 Words

What hidden word is in all three words? Write it on the line.

Pencil Roots

What word is found in the bunch? Write it on the line.

Unscrambling Words

Unscramble the prefixes, root words, and suffixes to create 5 whole words. You may drop the final e or double consonants from any root as necessary to add the suffix. Use each word you create in a sentence.

Practice Worksheet

Write the word that completes the unfinished word in each sentence.

Draw to Define

Draw a picture to illustrate the meaning of each root. Use each root to form a word and use that word in a sentence.