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Why study words
Why study words?

  • All words are made up of prefixes, roots, and/or suffixes. They are the meaningful chunks in every word you read. Too often, people skip words they don’t know as they are reading. This breaks down their understanding of the text. For this reason, you need to learn how to break down the meaningful parts of unknown words so you won’t skip them. By learning how to “dissect” words, you will learn how to comprehend multisyllabic words, not just decode them.


What do you notice
What do you notice?

  • Biped

  • Centipede

  • Impediment

  • Millipede

  • Pedal

  • Peddler

  • Pedestrian

  • Pedicure

  • Quadruped

  • Tripod


Common link root word ped
Common Link - Root Word “ped”

  • A word or part of a word from which other words are formed

  • Biped

  • Centipede

  • Impediment

  • Millipede

  • Pedal

  • Peddler

  • Pedestrian

  • Pedicure

  • Quadruped

  • Tripod


Infer meaning what does ped mean
Infer Meaning: What does “ped” mean?

  • “ped” = foot

  • Biped = a creature with two feet

  • Centipede = a creature with 100 feet

  • Impediment = something that stands in one’s way; an obstacle

  • Millipede = a creature with 1,000 feet

  • Pedal = a lever that is moved with one’s foot

  • Peddler = a person who goes from door to door on foot trying to sell a product

  • Pedestrian = a person who walks across the street on foot

  • Pedicure = a foot treatment that could including soaking the feet and polishing the toenails

  • Quadruped = a four-footed creature

  • Tripod = a three-footed stand often used to balance a camera



Biped
Biped

A creature with two feet


Centipede
Centipede

  • Has 100 feet


Impediment something that stands in our way
Impedimentsomething that stands in our way


Millipede has 1 000 feet
Millipedehas 1,000 feet


Pedal
Pedal

  • A lever you move with your foot


Peddler a person who sells things on foot
Peddlera person who sells things on foot




Quadruped a four footed creature
Quadrupeda four footed creature


Tripod
Tripod

  • A three footed stand often used to balance a camera


Create a web
Create a Web

Any voc. word

Worth exploring

Makes you wonder

Ped=

foot

Interesting

Hmmmm!

Any voc. word


Discussion
Discussion

How can learning new word parts help you understand what is read?


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