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Know Your Roots: 'port'

In this worksheet, students learn and practise spelling words containing the root 'port'.

'Know Your Roots: 'port'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Root Word Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

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

Hotel porter

The root word 'port' comes from two similar Latin words meaning 'to carry' and 'gateway'.

for example:

A porter is a person who carries people's luggage at a railway station or hotel.

A port is a place where ships leave one country for another, so it is a kind of gateway.


The word is also linked to carrying things, as ports take people and products from one place to another.

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