Affixes and Roots


6.LA.4b Use common Greek or Latin affixes and roots to help determine the meaning of a word (e.g., ‘able” – affordable, sociable, disposable).

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This lesson will help the student to understand how words are formed by using roots and affixes from the Greek and Latin languages. It is important to identify the meaning of the most commonly used Greek and Latin root words and affixes, in order to be able to use them and build words with them.

Throughout this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • identify Greek and Latin affixes and roots;
  • combine roots in order to create new words.

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


30 items in example section

65 items in exercise practice

30 items in test

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