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Root Words Game

Engage your students in practicing Root Words with this incredible Topple Blocks™ game! Inspired by Hope King's use of Jenga games in the classroom, students will use colored Jenga/Topple Blocks™ to practice their language skills. Each colored block has six questions. When a student pulls a certain color, their entire team must answer a question that corresponds to the color.

Which Root Words Skills are covered in this Topple Blocks™ game?

  • Write the correct root word next to given meaning
  • Underline the root word that a pair of words has in common and use one of the words in a sentence
  • Identify a word that correctly completes a sentence and identify its root
  • Write two words using a given root
  • Add a word to a sentence that uses one of a set of given roots
  • Write a sentence to describe an image using a given root

An answer key is also included – perfect for having your students self-check as they play this fun Root Words game!

CLICK HERE to read a blog post about how I use this game in my classroom!

**NOTE: You will need a set of colored Jenga style blocks to play this game. You can purchase them on Amazon HERE. (Affiliate Link) You can also paint the edges of a set of regular Jenga-style blocks found at WalMart!

Don't have Topple Blocks? Check out this blog post with FIVE different ways to play, including FREE game boards!

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