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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.
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.
Ninth graders examine the use of affixations, prefixes and suffixes, when they are added to base words. They find ten to fifteen base words using a literature book or reader. In the text comprehension section, 9th graders read a synopsis of William Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet, as a tragedy.
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.
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.
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 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.