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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
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
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
Using a Dictionary: Root Words
A dictionary is a very helpful tool. Teach your third graders how to locate words, define them, and understand what root words are. They look up 12 words, write their definitions, then determine the root word that helps categorize each word group.
3rd Language Arts 6 Views 22 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 37 Views 135 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 14 Views 67 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
Explore language arts with a root word activity in this linguistics lesson. Middle schoolers trace the history of different vocabulary terms by identifying their Latin and Greek ancestry, and then they answer study questions about different word histories.
5th - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 61 Downloads
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
A fabulous language arts lesson has readers focus on the vocabulary in the key words, expand and build new vocabulary, and practice three grammar concepts. They recognize key words as they relate to communicating at work. Pupils build additional vocabulary and practice grammar concepts in a contextualized environment.
1st - 4th Language Arts 71 Views 580 Downloads
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.
7th - 12th Language Arts 29 Views 107 Downloads
Unlocking New Words: Partner Presentations
Following extensive modeling about how to apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to learn new words, partner teams create brief word presentations to teach new vocabulary to the class. Preselect words from upcoming social studies, science, and/or language arts texts.
4th - 9th Language Arts 80 Views 786 Downloads
English Skills Worksheet (6.203)
In this multiple English activities worksheet, students complete a variety of assignments: write three onomatopoeia sentences, add ten endings to ten words, give the root words to eight words, play two rounds of word chess, find the missing consonants and vowels in nine words, label ten spelling words with their parts of speech, solve three anagrams, write a short story, proofread a short story for spelling errors and create a crossword puzzle on music.
5th - 6th Language Arts 23 Views 149 Downloads
Play Bingo as a fun way to practice prefix and suffix skills. Simply copy this Bingo board and have kids write root words from a common list into each of the squares. As you pull affixes out of a bag (not included here), they add the prefix or suffix to a word if it will create a new word.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 5 Views 32 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 19 Views 114 Downloads
Small groups get practice with suffixes and prefixes as they play a memory game. They fill out 10 cards with five root words and five affixes, all of which have one match. Use the 10-card template linked here or simply create your own. Flipping the cards upside down, they try to locate matches until all the cards have been claimed.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 16 Views 78 Downloads