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A root is part of a word that has a meaning of its own. Many roots come from ancient Latin and Greek words.

You can figure out words you don’t know by looking inside them for the roots you do know. Let’s start with five common roots.

Type one root in the box to fill the blank in each sentence.

Root                 Meaning 

ped or pod         foot

ject                   throw

hydr                  water

therm                heat

dict                    say

On hot summer days, my neighbors open the fire ____ant to make a sprinkler in the street.

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