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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.
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. They determine which of the words fits best into a sentence and create definitions in their own words. The class engages with you as you move through this lesson, slowly taking on more independent practice. Although it is essentially scripted, you can easily use this just as an outline.
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. Then, the teachers create lesson plans to incorporate new skills they've learned.
A Twist On Teaching Affixes
Engaging your class in prefix and suffix instruction with these helpful ideas.
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.
Affixes Practice Activity 1: Add a Part
Pupils practice using affixes by adding either a prefix or suffix to the 12 base words included here. Learners will have to figure out how to change each word by using context clues and some previous knowledge of vocabulary. An answer key is included.
Greek, Latin and Anglo-Saxon Roots to Better Vocabulary
Seventh graders review the concepts of affixes and roots. They practice common Greek, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon ones which are used to form many words in English. Students develop an awareness of the formation and evolution of words.
Who Wants to Play with Me?
Seventh graders recognize affixes common to the language in a meaningful and communicative context and to use their knowledge of affixes to determine word meanings. original story. Students present a personal narrative about an experience they have had playing a sport, a game or an instrument.
In this syllabication practice worksheet, students identify the affixes in the 10 words listed and then use each of the 10 words in order to complete 10 sentences.
Word Study: Affixes
Recognizing affixes is the focus of this activity. Third graders will add a prefix or a suffix to base words and identify the prefix, base word, and suffix. Students write 40 answers. No answer key is included.
Forget The Dictionary!
Accessing Web sites and playing interactive word games enliven the study of Greek, Latin and Anglo-Saxon roots and affixes. Alas, the link to resources appears broken. Take some time to find game links.
Creating With Clues
Twelfth graders review how to recognize the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual clues and affixes. They also incorporate various forms of newly acquired words into their writing correctly and effectively. Students also demonstrate stronger reading skills with the acquisition of new vocabulary.
Creating with Clues
Twelfth graders explore contextual clues and affixes. In this understanding meaning lesson, 12th graders use dictionaries to verify word meanings. Students write paragraphs using unfamiliar words. Students create their own word board games.
Lesson 32 - Affixes
What is an affix? Learners will explore affixes by reading ten words and underline the affixes, then they will use the words to complete 10 sentences. This little worksheet is an ideal exercise to add to your Common Core library!
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 lesson plan also covers identifying the main idea. For this section of the unit, your class will read, annotate, and take notes on the first five paragraphs of the UDHR. As the expert reader, you will model close reading strategies for paragraph one and guide the class through paragraph two before they complete paragraphs 3-5 independently. As a closing activity, everyone should add to the set of flashcards they started in the previous lesson plan.
Assessment Preparation: Base Words/Root Words/Affixes
In this assessment preparation worksheet, students look up 6 words and note the base word, root word, and affix for each. In addition, students write the definition and a context sentence for each of the 6 sentences.
Third graders will practice writing their spelling words with affixes in the beginning of the words. They will copy 20 spelling words.
Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Did you know that kind is a root word and can be used to form the word kindness? Using the list of model words, teach your class about root words, affixes, prefixes, and suffixes. After reviewing each, go on to page two for some guided practice.
Fourth graders search a database to find images and scan and affix them on an 8-foot long map of the state of Illinois. They then use it as a basis for discussion.
Vocabulary and Concept Development
After introducing your class to root words and affixes, present them with this short review and practice opportunity. To start, they share definitions of root words and affixes with their partners. Then, after looking at some affixes and Greek and Latin root words, provide them with the development opportunity on the presentation's last eight slides.