Suggestions for Use
This packet includes 23 colorful suffix webs for adjectives. I have also included a list of the suffixes along with examples of words for each suffix for you, the teacher. Included also is a good web site for you to direct your students to in order to find additional words. In addition, I have given you three blank webs to research other noun suffixes, if you have more than 23 students. I have also given you at least 12 to 15 words for every suffix, thus making it possible for additional students to complete webs with the same suffix. Finally, I have included a worksheet for the students to complete. They will write the adjective with the suffix in the first column, then take off the suffix and write the base word in the second column, and in the third column they will write the part of speech of the base word.
Give each student a different suffix web. Have them find eight words that end with the same adjective suffix. They may use a dictionary or the Internet. Write the meaning of each suffix under the bottom of the suffix. Next, print one adjective in each circle. Write the word as large as you can so that many people will be able to read them once they have been placed up on the bulletin word or wall. In this way, everyone learns what you have learned. Finally, trace over your words with a thin, black Flair washable felt tip pen.
After students have finished the web, hand out the worksheet with the chart. Have them complete this chart. I have included an example of how the chart is to be completed.
Another suggested activity could include having the students first write a sentence using the eight base words. Under each of these sentences, students will write another sentence, this time using the word with its attached suffix. Example: I can create beautiful art using my hands. I am very creative with my hands. In the first sentence, create is a verb. In the second sentence, creative is an adjective. I have included another worksheet for this purpose.
Display all completed webs and charts so that all students can learn what others have learned.