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Root Word Game | Language Activity


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Ready to engage your students in a game to work on root words? This root word literacy game is perfect for small group work and will have older students active in the learning process.

8 houses are included (plus a blank house) to help your students learn about root words. Use for small groups (such as a literacy group activity), fast finishers or as a hands on cut and paste lesson (yes, even older students can benefit from these types of hands-on lessons).

How to use this resource:

  1. Choose the root words you want your students to focus on.
  2. Print the houses and the matching words.
  3. Cut the words out and mix them up.
  4. Place all the words face down and ask students to choose one and sort it on the correct house.
  5. Challenge: Give students the black and white template to create their own.

Teacher Tip: These look great up on the classroom wall as a student led anchor chart.

Words included:

  • Appear
  • Build
  • Care
  • Comfort
  • Employ
  • Happy
  • Kind
  • Live
  • Blank B&W template

We have other language houses for CVC word families, rhyming words, parts of speech and synonyms. Find them in our store.


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Additional information



Grade Level

Year 5 – 6

Resource Types

Worksheets / Printables

Electronic download

File Type: PDF

Number of pages: 11

File size: 14 MB

* Compressed Zip File

Copyright of this material is reserved in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968. This purchase is for single classroom/home use only. Additional reproduction of part or all of this resource is prohibited without the written authority of Rainbow Sky Creations. All content and clip art in these files have been created by Rainbow Sky Creations and therefore remain the property of Rainbow Sky Creations.


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