Grade 3 Quiz Using Known Root Words to Determine the Meaning of Unknown Words – L.3.4.C

The standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.C emphasizes the importance of understanding root words in the English language for third-grade students. A root word is the basic word to which affixes (prefixes and suffixes) may be added to create related words. By understanding the meaning of a root word, students can more easily deduce the meanings of unfamiliar words that share the same root. For example, by knowing the root “compan-” in “company,” one can infer that “companion” has something to do with being together or companionship.