Our Root is: co- Origin: Latin Meaning: with, together, joint Words: coauthor coalition
The Root of the Week helps us learn more than one vocabulary at a time! Once you understand the meaning of a particular root, you are then able to make sense of many words that contain it. Each of the following sentences contains a word that includes our new root. We will be able to understand the meaning of each new word by knowing what the root means and by also using context clues in each sentence.
Sentence: Jenna Samson and Tom Riley decided to coauthor a book about writing! They realized each of them could contribute their specific expertise to create a wonderful student resource.
Sentence: Coeducation did not always exist; long ago, boys and girls were taught in separate classrooms.
Sentence: The cohesive that Sami used on the back of her poster was not strong enough, and it fell to the ground.
Sentence: Business owners in Davis Square formed a coalition whose purpose was to enforce the wearing of masks in public places.
Now it's your turn!
Can you create new sentences using these four new words? We will go into breakout rooms briefly (5 minutes) to create one sentence per group. I will select a word for your group before you enter the rooms.
Bonus: Can your group use all four words in just one sentence? You can use a semicolon (;) to join two thoughts together, and you will still only have one sentence!
Here is an example of how to use a semicolon on a different topic:
The boys' basketball team scored many points during the second period; they were well on their way to winning the tournament.