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Greek & Latin Word Parts


Nike
Objective: To learn ten roots in order to gain an in depth understanding of how
to find the meaning of unknown words.

Nike Root List:


a- = not
anti- = against
bi- = two
bio = life
cent = one hundred
-less = without
post- = after
pre- = before
sub- = under
un- = not

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KEY: If the is after the root it is a prefix


If the is before the root it is a suffix
If there is no it is a root
(a word part that carries meaning)!

Nike

A
means not
From yes to no.
Typical means normalatypical not so.

ANTI
means against
Somethings not to be.
Im anti-hugging so dont
hug me!

BI
means two
2 you hear.
A bicycle has 2 wheels-biennials twice a year.

BIO
means life
plants, animals, and me
If you study life, you study
biology.

CENT
means 100
How old will you be?
If you are 100-you are a
century

PRE
means before
Dont miss a beat.
If you want to bake a cake,
the oven must preheat!

POST
means after
Later or behind.
If you add the prefix post,
youre at the end youll find.

SUB
means under
Thats pretty keen.
If youre under water,
youre in a SUBmarine.

UN
means not
UNfit, UNlikely, UNtrue.
If you are unlucky, you may
feel blue.

LESS
means without
Not a single one.
If you feel hopeless, thats
not any fun.

Name:

Complete the sentences below using the roots in the word bank:

biology
postmark

unhappy
submarine
bicycle

hopeless
antisocial
atypical

century
pretest

1. The students were _______________________ when the teacher gave them


a pop quiz.
2. The ________________________ on the letter read August 9, 2012.
3. The _______________________ travels deep under the water.
4. Before the math unit on fractions, the teacher gave a
_______________________ to see what the students already knew about
fractions.
5. I went to my grandmothers one-hundredth birthday, she is a
____________________ old.
6. The very shy girl did not want to go to the party, she is
____________________________.
7. The dogs behavior is very unusual , it is _________________________.
8. I am taking a class to learn about life, it is called
___________________________.
9. I want a two wheel _______________________ for my birthday.
10. I will never learn to tie my shoe, it is ____________________.

Nike

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Name_________________________________

Name:

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List of Words

Definition

a-

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anti-

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bi-

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Definition

bio

Choose a word and use in a sentence

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List of Words

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cent

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List of Words

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Definition

-less

Choose a word and use in a sentence

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List of Words

Definition

post-

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List of Words

Choose a word and use in a sentence

Definition

pre-

Choose a word and use in a sentence

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a-=
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an(- =
against

bi- =
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bio=
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cent =
one
hundred

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without

post-=
a7er
pre- =
before

sub-=
under

un-=
not

a- = not

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anti- = against

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Name:

Nike List
Orange
(goddess personifying VICTORY)

anti____

un____

bi____

less____

sub____

pre____

post____

cent____

a____

bio____

(a) after
(b) against
(c) one hundred
(d) before
(e) under
(f) without
(g) two
(h) not
(i) life
(j) not

Nike Checklist
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The Nike Assessment is _______________.

My Nike Checklist:
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I completed the graphic organizers.

I cut out the root cards and added them


to my root ring.

I completed the vocabulary activity.


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The root cards are added to the word wall.


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Turn this checklist in before the assessment date.


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Awarded to
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For earning 80% or higher on
the
NIKE Assessment

Awarded to
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For earning 80% or higher on
the
NIKE Assessment

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Definition

a= not
List of Words

a-

atypical
asymmetrical
abiotic

The funny shape


is asymmetrical.

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Definition

anti=
against

SMOKING
List of Words

antifreeze
antisocial
antibiotic
anti smoking

Choose a word and use in a sentence

anti-

Choose a word and use in a sentence

The girl did not


attend the party
because she was
antisocial.

Picture

List of Words

Definition

bi=2
bi-

bicycle
biannual
bicentennial
bilateral

Choose a word and use in a sentence

It is exciting to learn
to ride a bicycle.

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Definition

bio=life
List of Words

biosphere
biology
biodiversity
autobiography
biography

bio

Choose a word and use in a sentence

There have been


many biographies
written about Abe
Lincoln.

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Definition

100

List of Words

cent=100
cent

percent
century
centipede

Choose a word and use in a sentence

The news featured a


man who has lived
for a century.

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Definition

less=without

List of Words

helpless
hopeless
endless
homeless
meaningless

-less

Choose a word and use in a sentence

The and was helpless


in the rainstorm.

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Definition

post=after
List of Words

post-

postpone
postdate
postgraduate
postmark

Choose a word and use in a sentence

After college I will


return to school for
postgraduate work.

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Definition

pre=before
List of Words

prevent
pretest
premeditated
Preamble
premature

pre-

Choose a word and use in a sentence

If you past the


pretest you dont
have to take the
spelling test.

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Definition

sub=under
List of Words

sub-

subaquatic
submarine
substandard
substitute

Choose a word and use in a sentence

The submarine dove


deep into the ocean.

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Definition

un=not
List of Words

unwelcome
unhappy
unheard
untie
uninvited

un-

Choose a word and use in a sentence

The childs shoe was


untied.

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