Week of October 30

This Week’s Feature:

Spelling Pattern: Latin Word Root: port
A root word is the element that carries the main component of meaning in a word and provides the basis from which a word is derived by adding affixes (prefixes and suffixes) or by phonetic change.  Many words can be formed by adding prefixes and suffixes to a single root.  These words have meaning-based spelling patterns.

The root word port comes from the Latin portare, meaning to carry.  Look for words derived from this root when you are reading and writing.

This Week’s Special Spelling Practice Activity:

Word Web

Each of the words on this week’s core spelling list has the root word port.  Each word also has at least one other part.  Create a word web like the one below or use the one provided on the next page.  If a word does not fit, put it in the bubble with the question mark.  Circle the letters of the root in each word.  You will turn this word web in to Ms. M., along with your weekly word sort and spelling story.  Do not forget that for homework, you must also study your spelling words for Friday’s spelling test.


Choose the word sort for your group:

Here are this week’s spelling story winners.