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Prefix Game and Associated Worksheets
Help learners grasp prefixes, antonyms, and spelling rules with this engaging game and the related worksheets. All directions and materials are included to give kids a variety of opportunities to interact with the prefixes mis-, dis-, un-, and il- along with several others.
4th - 12th English Language Development 107 Views 750 Downloads
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
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
Prefix/Suffix: Build a Word
You've never seen Chutes and Ladders like this; scholars review prefix and suffix examples as they move along the game board. Small groups get a deck of six cards with given prefixes and suffixes and a number on each card. The instructions are inconsistent with what numbers to put on the cards, but one or two works best.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 60 Views 270 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Provide an opportunity for scholars to play around with words. They start with 12 root words and add prefixes to them to create new ones. There are five prefixes here, and learners list the new words beside each. Consider reviewing the meanings of these prefixes first to encourage kids to see the correlation between prefix meaning and word meaning.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 45 Views 189 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What goes in must come out; using the graphic organizer included here, scholars send root words through the prefix/suffix funnel to become new words. Choose an affix to start with (for example, -able), then model how the funnel works as you send base words in and get new words out.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 32 Views 156 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce several new prefixes to your vocabulary lesson. After alphabetizing 19 prefixes, including pro-, geo-, and thermo, third graders use a dictionary to find one word that begins with each prefix. Extend the activity by having kids write a story using their newfound vocabulary words.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 59 Views 115 Downloads CCSS: Designed
No More Monsters for Me: Building Words with Prefixes and Suffixes
Pull a root word from a hat and make new words by adding prefixes and suffixes. After a read aloud of the Peggy Parish book No More Monsters for Me and whole group practice identifying root words and affixes, youngsters play a game to develop syllabication and word-building skills.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 72 Views 174 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Common Prefixes in Poka Dots
Expand the vocabulary of young readers with this series of prefix displays. Including posters for 16 common prefixes from anti- and dis- to inter- and mis-, this is a great language arts resource for any elementary teacher.
K - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Prefixes Micro- and Mega-
Explore vocabulary context clues with a prefix activity. Using the prefixes micro- and mega-, fourth graders complete sentence frames. They then make up their own word with the correct prefixes. Helpful as homework or during a writing practice unit.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 14 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Pendemonium: The Italian Job
Discover how to use prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. The group views a jovial video on the topic, and then they create a chart of prefix and suffix meanings to identify the meanings of words in a social studies textbook.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 21 Views 245 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The prefix and suffix cube is a great way to visualize affixes with learners. Model it first, writing a prefix or suffix in the box, drawing a picture, recording its meaning, and calling on learners to come up with word examples. Once they've seen you do it, have them complete one with a partner.
2nd - 8th Language Arts 52 Views 230 Downloads
Use a hand outline to review prefixes and suffixes. Modeling this approach with learners first, write the affix on the palm of the hand. The meaning goes on the thumb and a word example is recorded on each finger. Although there is a hand template included, consider simply asking kids to trace their own hands into a notebook.
2nd - 8th Language Arts 38 Views 245 Downloads
Prefix/Suffix Picture Boxes
All you need to execute an engaging and effective word meaning lesson is to choose a prefix or suffix and make copies of this graphic organizer. Ideally you would project one of these for the class to see, modelling the strategy first. They write in the chosen affix and its meaning at the top, then come up with other root words to which it could be added.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 23 Views 91 Downloads
Prefix/Suffix: Win, Lose, or Draw
Take an idea from the classic game Pictionary to give your scholars prefix and suffix review. They play Win, Lose, or Draw in two or three large teams, using a list of words with affixes as a guide. Teams send up a player who receives one of the words from the list to draw as his teammates guess.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 23 Views 111 Downloads
Approach prefixes and suffixes using this concept map focused on word examples. Come up with an affix, writing it in the middle circle. Scholars help brainstorm words with this affix, writing them into the four outside circles. Unfortunately, this graphic organizer doesn't include a designated spot to define words or the affix, however the circles are large enough that you could write in definitions.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 21 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Built around a moving short film about second chances and tough choices, this lesson mixes grammar, prediction, and narrative writing. Pupils practice with adjectives and prefixes before moving on to the film. The resource directs you to pause the film at specific points to ask the provided questions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable