Building students’ vocabulary is imperative. This will boost their reading and writing skills and transform them into confident learners.
Instead of guessing the meaning of words during their reading time, students can actually decode the meaning of those words. This can be accomplished if the students know the definition of root words.
Here are some important roots that begin with the letter C
The root cede means go. A word with cede is recede, and recede means to go back.
- cede- go (recede)
The root ceed also means go. A word with ceed is succeed, and succeed means going forth and accomplishing goals.
- ceed- go (succeed)
The root ceive means take. A word with ceive is receive, and receive means to take something that is being handed to you.
- ceive- take (receive)
The root cept also means take. A word with cept is accept, and accept means to take something that is being given.
- cept- take (accept)
The root cert means sure. A word with cert is certify, which means to show that something is accurate.
- cert- sure (certify)
The root chron means time. A word with chron is chronic, which means something that is occurring for a long time.
- chron- time (chronic)
Stay tuned for more roots, so that you can continue to build your vocabulary. And as a result, you will become a more proficient reader and writer.
Possible lessons with root words
Teachers in Fall River can have the students write sentences with those words. The sentences could be about what students are learning in class. Students could also write sentences about their lives. Another lesson could be to have students develop trees with the roots at the base of the tree. Then the leaves could be actual words with those roots.
Teachers could even have students create word maps for these words. Each corner of a box will have the root and its definition, a sentence with a word that has that root, a sentence, and a picture. The sentences should connect to class assignments or to their personal lives. This will challenge students to think at a higher level. Here is an example.
Corner one: chron-time
Corner two: chronic
Corner three: My mother suffers from chronic headaches
Corner four: a picture of a mother with a headache