Root Word: Lesson 4

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10981

Meet Micro, Milli, Mort, Multi, and Mr. Peanut. Their video, and some Harry Potter clips, will introduce more root words to you so you can write about a life event using the words you've stored up!

categories

Writing

subject
English / Language Arts
learning style
Visual
personality style
Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

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Audio:

Let's watch Using Word Roots with Harry Potter:

Did you ever think that the spells in Harry Potter are based on actual Latin and Greek roots?

Why do you think the author chose to use Latin and Greek roots as a basis for her spells?

In the last three Related Lessons, found in the right-hand sidebar, you were introduced to root words. In this lesson, you will explore more roots and their meanings.

Watch the following Greek & Latin Roots: Micro, Mill, Mort, Multi video to learn more root words. This will help you understand the meanings of the words based on the root of the word.

Make a list of the words in this video so you can use them in an activity later on in this lesson:

 

Were you familiar with these root words from science or math class? If you were unfamiliar with the roots, how will this help you with your reading in math class?

Add the root words introduced in the video to your index cards. On the front of the card, write the root word and draw a picture that represents the meaning of the root word. On the back of the index card, write the definition and an example.

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