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Determine the Meaning of a Word Using Knowledge of Base Words and Affixes
Affixes can change the entire meaning of a word! Pupils practice with three prefixes and three suffixes in this scaffolded word meaning resource. There are affix cards here you can display in a pocket chart as you review. Learners first watch you add them to various words and observe the changing definitions.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 50 Views 171 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Wait, what am I supposed to affix? Explore the concept of roots/affixes with your class. They use discussion questions to discover the meaning and usage of specific roots and affixes. They watch a video explaining Latin and Greek roots and affixes.
6th - 8th Language Arts 30 Views 254 Downloads
Compound Word Trivia
Engage young learners in expanding their vocabulary with these fun games and activities. Children learn how compound words, root words, and affixes provide clues about the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary. These six activities get progressively harder, offering opportunities for learners of skill levels to deepen their word analysis skills.
1st - 4th Language Arts 43 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Picture It In Syllables
Developing fluency in young readers is a long and difficult journey. This series of eight activities adds a little fun to the process as children play matching and board games, piece together puzzles, and make flip books. Covering a variety of topics from blending and counting syllables to making compound words and adding affixes to base words, this is an excellent resource for building language skills in primary grade learners.
K - 4th Language Arts 94 Views 73 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Common Roots and Affixes
Who said studying roots and affixes can't be fun? The tone of this presentation will entertain as well as engage your class as they examine the roots circ, cycl, pend, and equ. Opportunities for guided and independent practice, as well as extensions, are included.
4th - 6th Language Arts 25 Views 83 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Make It Meaningful
Young scholars learn to find meaning in words using affixes with a language arts activity. Working in pairs, children sort cards with sentences printed on them that include words with the prefixes mis- and pre- and the suffixes -er, -ness, and -able.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 10 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Root Word and Affix Instruction
Teaching root words and affixes is a great way to build the vocabulary of your students. Designed for a set of teachers (or student teachers), this presentation discusses the basic method of CSSD and provides a list of resources to consult.
Higher Ed Language Arts 9 Views 21 Downloads
Vocabulary and Concept Development
Considering a lesson on Greek and Latin roots and affixes? The Latin roots bas and pos, and the Greek root bas are the focus on a colorful, animated presentation that will engage your learners and provide guided and independent practice opportunities.
5th - 8th Language Arts 20 Views 87 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Flash Card Games
Expand the vocabulary of young readers with this series of five activities based the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. From playing bingo to group storytelling, a variety of different approaches are presented for teaching nearly 40 different words from this story.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 8 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Common Core Literacy Standards - Kindergarten Posters
Can we do it? Yes we can! Your class can become Common Core masters with a fine set of posters that state each of the kindergarten literacy standards in a friendly "we can" statement. Each of the posters contains two standards, a "we can" statement, the standard identifier, and a graphic to support understanding.
K Language Arts 35 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Prefix/Suffix Sentence Change
Sentences take on very different meanings with the simple addition of an affix! Small groups use blank sentence strips to practice this concept with prefixes and suffixes you have been learning. First, each scholar writes a sentence with one word that can have an affix added to it.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 70 Views 187 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Close Reading: The Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
As part of a group of lessons, your class will return to the primary text for this unit, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Key vocabulary as well as close reading strategies continue to be the focus skills; however, this instructional activity also covers identifying the main idea.
5th - 8th Language Arts 77 Views 97 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Common Core Literacy Standards - Grade 3 Posters
Brighten your third grade classroom with this series of colorful Common Core displays. Including all of the English Language Arts standards and substandards, each with supporting illustrations and examples, this resource provides clear learning objectives for children to work towards.
3rd Language Arts 113 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Understanding a word's etymology can really help with decoding and building vocabulary skills. Readers compare and contrast words of similar origins but with different difficulty levels. They focus on prefixes, suffixes, and affixes. Several web links and two pages of word origins are included.
4th - 6th Language Arts 53 Views 623 Downloads
Phonics: Identify Base Words and Affixes to Read Multi-Syllabic Words
Encountering a new an unfamiliar word can stump even the best readers. Third graders learn how to assess the base, prefix, and suffix of words to help them determine its meaning. The class works together to go over a series of common prefixes and suffixes, using each to create words.
3rd Language Arts 35 Views 85 Downloads
Prefix/Suffix: Trunk or Tail?
Use this elephant visual to give scholars a context for prefix and suffix examples. For each affix, they determine if it should be written on the tail or the trunk based on if it starts or ends a word. After listing it on the appropriate part of the elephant outline, scholars think of a word example that includes the affix, writing it on the elephant body.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 72 Views 173 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Roots and Affixes: How Words are Created
Designed for a high school audience, this presentation covers roots and affixes in order to build vocabulary. Common prefixes (like bi-, anti-, and dis-) and suffixes (like -al, -ion, and -ous) are briefly introduced. Then, a few slides encourage learners to study three words and identify what they have in common.
10th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable