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1. The SECRETS of this week's Mystery Root Word
This week's Mystery Root Word is jacio, jactum. Jacio, jactum are two tenses of the Latin verb jacere meaning throw; lie. The main English stem is ject. Jac and jet are also English Stems. Ject is a great English stem to show how prefixes modify a word. The prefix e means out, therefore eject means to throw out. The prefix re means back, again; therefore reject means to throw back. (ject: eject, interject, object, objection, project, projectile, reject, conjecture, dejected, trajectory, abject jac: adjacent, circumjacent, interjacent jet: jet, jetsam, jettisoned, jetty)
2. ROOT ROUND-UP DAY is coming! May 23rd is Root Round-up Day. Wear your western duds and test your knowledge in the games. Play the games below to be in top form for Root Round-up! Take the quiz to test your knowledge!
3. PLAY THE GAMES!
Go to the ACTIVITIES SECTION at the BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. The games with 1* only use the roots you've already seen on the videos. The games with 2*s use all of the 32 roots you'll see on videos this year. The games with 3*'s use additional roots. You'll be surprised to see how many you can guess! The 4* activities are geared to fourth and fifth grade students. Have fun!
4. NEW FEATURE! ROOT ROUND-UP!
Go to the Useful links at the bottom of the page. Click on Root Round-Up for an overview of all the roots we've studied this year. Their meaning, English stems, and word examples are given. Great to print and save for homework time! I will update the list each week.