Root Word: Lesson 2

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10979

Do you have to be an "acrobat" to figure out what words mean? Can you only guess a "fraction" of their definitions? Play online games that will help you add to the index cards you created in Lesson 1!



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Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8)
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  • How does knowing the meaning of a Latin Root fract help you understand the word fracture?

In the first Related Lesson of our Root Word series, found in the right-hand sidebar, you were introduced to roots or base words.

Studying Latin and Greek roots will help you read many words and understand the meanings of unfamiliar words.

Now, let's explore the meanings of more root words.

Let's begin by looking at the word fracture.

  • If you take away the suffix ure, what is left?

Yes, fract remains.

  • Is this a real word?

No, it is not.

Fract is a root that means break. Ure is a suffix added to create the word fracture, meaning to break something hard.

  • Can you think of any other words that have the root fract?

If you are unable to name other words, look some up in your dictionary.

You may have thought of the word fraction. This is when you break apart a whole number.

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