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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 85 Views 731 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 55 Views 179 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 61 Views 167 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 25 Views 149 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 50 Views 265 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 61 Views 164 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 37 Views 216 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 30 Views 237 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 18 Views 87 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 15 Views 102 Downloads
Take the Prefix Challenge!
Help your class develop useful decoding skills to tackle new vocabulary they encounter and, at the same time, broaden their repertoires for writing. Learners compete in teams to see who can create the largest number of words by combining a set of prefixes with a set of base words.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 403 Downloads
Take the Prefix Challenge
Students form words using prefixes. In this prefix lesson, students compete in a "prefix challenge" to see which team can combine a set of twelve prefixes with a set of twelve words fastest. Students enter their words in a word log and add a Visual Thesaurus definition.
4th - 8th Language Arts 13 Views 34 Downloads
Prefix/Suffix and Root Word Math Equations
Math and language arts combine well as scholars practice with prefix and suffix examples. Using the graphic organizer, they complete an "equation" with a root word and affix as the addends and the completed word as the sum. Add an extra element by having them also write the meanings in all three shapes; do they notice how the affix's meaning adds to the root word's meaning to create a new meaning?
1st - 3rd Language Arts 12 Views 64 Downloads
Prefix/Suffix and Root Word Connection Boxes
One of the best ways to learn about prefixes and suffixes is to come up with examples, and this graphic organizer helps scholars do just that. Print one out for each learner and project one for them to see. Choose either a root word, prefix, or suffix to put at the top, then have learners come up with other words with the same element.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 32 Views 130 Downloads
Use prefixes and suffixes to deconstruct word meaning. There is a graphic organizer here to guide scholars as they come up with word examples for various affixes. The chart has space for five suffixes or prefixes. For each, they come up with a root word, the new word formed from adding the affix, and the new word's meaning.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 16 Views 109 Downloads
Partners battle it out for the most cards as they play a game of War using prefixes and suffixes. The most time-consuming part of this will be to make the card decks which must include words with prefixes, suffixes, and neither. Use the preparation as a learning opportunity by having partners split these and make them on their own.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 15 Views 47 Downloads
Word Structure-Prefix and Suffix
Young scholars identify the common prefixes and suffixes used in the English language. They dissect a word into its various (root, prefix, suffix) parts and use a dictionary to determine the proper usage and derivation of each word part. Particular emphasis is placed on the proper form and usage of prefixes and suffixes.
9th - 10th Language Arts 26 Views 87 Downloads
Prefix/Suffix Grocery Bag
Go grocery shopping for prefixes and suffixes! After discussing the meaning of these terms scholars use these grocery bag templates to separate words into roots and affixes, writing them on each of the items in the bag. There are four bags here for you to print, however it isn't clear how you are to use them.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 10 Views 35 Downloads