This week I offer some word study work on a key word and concept in Freshman Global Studies here in New York State (and elsewhere, I must assume), to wit, agriculture. For starters, here is a worksheet on the Latin word roots agr-o and agri. These are relatively productive roots–they mean “crop production” and “field”– and the words on this worksheet are in common use in American English as well as appearing on various high stakes college and graduate school entry exams. You may need the Word Root Worksheets Users’ Manual to use this material.
I’ve also included two context clues worksheets for the words agriculture and agrarian to solidify understanding of these words’ meaning by showing them in use in context. To use these, you may want to take a look at the Focus on One Word Worksheets Users’ Manual.
That’s it! It’s the busy time of the school year–then again, between Labor Day and the last day of school, when are teachers not busy?
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