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The word <reduction> is from the Latin root duc(ere), duct(us) for “lead, bring”. Find the words in the following paragraph from this same etymological family - those that share the same historical root.

It seems that the 16-year-old Greta Thunberg may be the person to finally educate us to understand that we must greatly reduce the carbon we put in the atmosphere because that is what is causing our climate crisis. We’ve long had the evidence that we need to make this reduction, but something about having a teenager leader for this movement has made a big difference!

Some semantic interpretations:

Can you discuss how the sense of ‘lead, bring’ relates to words like <educate>, <reduce> and <reduction> in the context of the climate crisis?

Some possible orthographic investigations :

Study the next page for morphological and etymological concepts and terms related to this family of words.

All the words within the perimeter of the oval -- whether in a matrix or not -- are in the same etymological family of the Latin root ducere, ductus.

Notice that any base element that derives from the same root can be referred to as an “associated base”. Twin bases are a special type of associated base.

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I recently received this lovely message from an environmental group called Sofar Ocean.

I was delighted to find they discovered this Real Spellers post that so clearly targets their interests and that the were asking about linking to each others' work. Absolutely! This kind of connection just reinforces the value of using structured word inquiry instruction as a means of deepening understanding of content areas.

Also, I've posted this comment in this special 'interactive format' of my original post that Real Spellers webmaster Matt Berman put together. The text of my original piece is the same, but Matt has created this format so that the reader can click on the identified words (at right) for resources, and those links can also be found in the text of the post. I hope to collaborate with Matt for more of these interactive kinds of posts. If you like to print off and study such documents on paper, you can go to the original post for the WordWorks Newsletter #99 at THIS LINK.

Below is the message from Sofar Ocean and the link to their work. Let's keep the col + labor + ate/ + ing going!

Hi there,

I’m Alexander from the Sofar Ocean editorial team. We connect the world’s oceans to provide insights to science, society, and industry for a more sustainable planet.

I’m reaching out because your post caught our attention as we were searching for ocean temperature, marine ecosystem, environmental disaster, climate crisis, coral reef ecosystem-related topics.

I was wondering if you can link it to our piece How Does Climate Change Affect the Ocean since we are of the same wavelength and have the same type of readers.

You may tag it/backlink it to any relevant text in any of your articles that you deem relevant. As a token of good faith, the Sofar Ocean team would be happy to campaign your website and content across our social media channels.

Let me know what you think.

Cheers,

Alexander Brown

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