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Roots of Words

The student will apply knowledge of roots and affixes (e.g., non-, trans-, over-, anti-, inter-, super-, semi-, com-, ex-, il-, mid-, under-, sub-, en-em-, fore-, de-, -tion, -or, -ion, -ity, -ment, -ic, -ian, -ist, -ous, -eous, -ious, -ance, -ence, -ive, -en, -ative, -tive, -ible, -ty, -ation, -ition, -al,-ial) to determine or infer the meaning of multi-syllabic or unfamiliar words.

There are 10 videos in this category and 4 videos in 1 subcategory.

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Ages: 10 - 13
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots Rap
From teachertube.com, produced by TeacherTube
This selection contains a rap song which defines and explains the use(s) of prefixes, suffixes, and root words.  Numerous examples are sung and shown. ( 2:50)
August 17, 2011 at 07:35 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Latin and Greek Roots
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This PowerPoint provides an overview of English's relationship to Latin, Greek, and German languages. This slide show teaches about affixes, prefixes and suffixes.  (14:50)
November 4, 2012 at 07:31 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots Rap Song
From YouTube, produced by www.educationalrap.com
A rap song to learn about prefixes, suffixes, and roots.  The songs lyrics are displayed on slides as the rapper sings.  The songs defines prefixes and suffixes and tells how they all have roots. Lots of information in this rap song. This is a great ... [more]
April 20, 2010 at 09:27 AM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Superhero Greek and Latin Roots
From YouTube, produced by Xtranormal
This animated video explains the benefits of knowing Greek and Latin roots.  Examples of decoding words with this knowledge are given.  (02:30)
October 8, 2012 at 08:28 AM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Latin and Greek Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
From YouTube
This is a digital video about Latin and Greek prefixes, roots, and suffixes.  The video explains how this knowledge can benefit students in decoding unfamiliar words. Extensive lists of prefixes, roots, and suffixes are shown.  (09:59)
October 8, 2012 at 08:06 AM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Teaching With a Greek Root (Phobus)
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This slide show defines phobia, explains how the word was derived from the Greek root phobus, and defines many common phobias.  This brief video could be used as an introduction to the study of both Greek and Latin roots.  (00:53)
October 8, 2012 at 08:58 AM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Latin Root Words
From youtube.com, produced by Educator.com
In  this video, an instructor explains using Latin root words to decode unfamiliar words. Examples are shown on the screen as the instructor explains the process.  (02:57)
October 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Greek and Latin Roots in Everyday Life
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This is a brief introduction to words containing Greek and Latin roots that people may encounter in their daily lives.  The video explains the meanings of the following roots: photo, quartus, annus, centum, thermos, bi, and duo.  (02:39)
October 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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Ages: 8 - 13
Word Parts - Alpha Wheel - Part 1
From YouTube, produced by Margaret Jean Campbell
Introduction to English words, word parts (prefix, root, suffix) and words beginning with UN and ending with ABLE.  The alpha wheel is a circle with letters around it that all words in the English language are built on. (02:13)
April 26, 2010 at 09:38 AM
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Ages: 12 - 15
Roots, Prefixes & Suffixes in Scientific Terms
From YouTube, produced by YouTube
This selection shows scientific terms being broken into parts: prefix, root, and suffix.  Examples include multicellular, unicellular, autotrophic, heterotrophic, and motile.  Teachers could use this video to show students to break unfamilar words ap... [more]
August 21, 2011 at 07:22 PM
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