The Prefix con-

6th - 9th

In this vocabulary and word study worksheet, students explore the prefix con- as they complete 5 fill in blank questions. Students may also complete the challenge question at the bottom of the sheet.

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Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 3

Give your learners the tools and vocabulary to talk about the Internet and related technology. There are six exercises on this sheet that focus on the present perfect and technology-related vocabulary. English language learners fill in blanks, put together sentences, and conjugate verbs. Try these out as daily warm-up exercises or homework assignments.

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Build vocabulary while reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Provided here is a great resource to use as a companion piece to your literature instruction. The packet is made up of 50 words separated into five lists of ten. Each list has a corresponding fill-in-the-blank exercise. Test your pupils' knowledge of vocabulary and literature with the 25-question vocabulary quiz and the provided essay prompt.

Vocabulary Unit Seven: Films and Books

Lights, camera, action! Complete vocabulary activities based on terms from film and book genres. After learning terms like novelistproducer, and science fiction, kids decide which terms belong to the film industry and which terms relate more to books. 

Vocabulary Unit Three

Practice a whole list of Internet-related vocabulary! There are four exercises on this page, which would work out well for starters during the week. Pupils use the vocabulary in the word bank as they match words to definitions and fill in blanks. Try these exercises out with your English language learners or all your ELA pupils.

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Demonstrate strategies for tackling unfamiliar vocabulary words in preparation for the SAT. Using Visual Thesaurus computer software, middle and high schoolers interpret contextual clues, solve sample sentence completion questions, and write original sentence completion questions.

A Lesson in Vocabulary with El Bronx Remembered

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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. Rubric and vocabulary terms are listed.

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.

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. They check their new creations with the Visual Thesaurus. Interesting warm-up activities are included to encourage studying words. 

Nifty Thrifty Fifty Vocabulary

Students review new vocabulary. For this vocabulary lesson, students are introduced to the "nifty thrifty fifty" vocabulary words, their definitions, and the meanings of their prefix, suffix, and root words. The fifty words are split into groups of 7 and 8 for 7 months. 

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