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Know Your Suffixes: -graph or -graphy

In this worksheet, students learn and practise spelling words ending in -graph or -graphy.

'Know Your Suffixes: -graph or -graphy' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Root Word Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Many words in English are based on the same root words, and knowing what these mean can help us with spellings.

 

The suffixes -graph and -graphy indicate that the meaning of the word is linked to writing or recording something.

pencil drawing

for example:

photograph = an image recorded by a camera

bibliography = a list of books by a particular author or on a specific subject

 

The word 'geography' may not seem to be linked to writing and recording, but the study of the earth includes making measurements and writing descriptions.

Link these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you don't know what they mean.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings of the words, as you will need them in later questions!

Column A

Column B

Photograph
An image made by a camera
Telegraph
A system for transmitting messages along a wire
Paragraph
A person's own signature
Autograph
A group of sentences beginning on a new line

Link these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you don't know what they mean.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings of the words, as you will need them in later questions!

Column A

Column B

Cartography
The art of creating or arranging dances
Radiography
The art of making maps or charts
Choreography
The study of the earth and its features
Geography
The technique of making images of internal parts o...

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The system for transmitting messages along a wire is called __________.

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The art of creating or arranging dances is called __________.

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The study of the earth and its features is called __________.

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

An image made by a camera is called a __________.

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The art of making maps or charts is called __________.

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

A group of sentences beginning on a new line is called a __________.

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

A person's own signature is called his or her __________.

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The technique of making images of internal parts of the human body is called __________.

  • Question 1

Link these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you don't know what they mean.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings of the words, as you will need them in later questions!

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Photograph
An image made by a camera
Telegraph
A system for transmitting message...
Paragraph
A group of sentences beginning on...
Autograph
A person's own signature
EDDIE SAYS
Remember you can use a dictionary to help you. Try to remember the spelling and meanings of each word as this will come in handy later on!
  • Question 2

Link these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you don't know what they mean.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings of the words, as you will need them in later questions!

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Cartography
The art of making maps or charts
Radiography
The technique of making images of...
Choreography
The art of creating or arranging ...
Geography
The study of the earth and its fe...
EDDIE SAYS
Great effort! Try to remember the meanings of any words, especially new ones that you have just learnt.
  • Question 3

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The system for transmitting messages along a wire is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
telegraph
EDDIE SAYS
Excellent effort! Remember the suffix 'graph' means to record things or write things down.
  • Question 4

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The art of creating or arranging dances is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
choreography
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? Remember use a dictionary to help you.
  • Question 5

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The study of the earth and its features is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
geography
EDDIE SAYS
You've got this! Try to use what you already know to answer the questions.
  • Question 6

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

An image made by a camera is called a __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
photograph
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! Keep it up rock star!
  • Question 7

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The art of making maps or charts is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
cartography
EDDIE SAYS
This is a tricky one! This is a word we do not often come across. 'Cartography' is the making of maps and charts.
  • Question 8

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

A group of sentences beginning on a new line is called a __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
paragraph
EDDIE SAYS
High five! You will know many of these words already. You are now just learning where they have come from and how they link to root words.
  • Question 9

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

A person's own signature is called his or her __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
autograph
EDDIE SAYS
Excellent work! Your nearly there!
  • Question 10

Write the missing word to complete this sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The technique of making images of internal parts of the human body is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
radiography
EDDIE SAYS
Amazing effort well done!
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