Teaching affixes is a skill that students learn and practice every year. This zip file includes EVERYTHING YOU NEED to teach this critical skill!
In my classroom, I use a concept I call "Guided Notes". These are notes with blanks for students to fill in as I go over the PowerPoint. This helps them pay attention and gives them something to study at home.
Day 1: Guided Notes, PowerPoint, Flashcards, Answer Key (included): Fill in the notes as a class. PowerPoint has animation, is identical to the notes, and has 2 practice test questions at the end. Have students begin flashcards in class and finish for homework or the next class period.
Day 2: Practice flashcards with a friend.
Day 3: Affix Activity (included): Practice flashcards with a friend or as a class. Do the Affix Activity with a friend.
Day 4: Study Affixes with a friend OR play Affix Around the World: Call out an Affix. The first students to call out the meaning of the affix moves beside the next student. If the student makes it all the way around the room (Around the World), he or she wins!
Day 5: Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz (included): A quiz that reviews the prefixes and suffixes.
Review: 4 charts with 10 words each. Charts have words that have prefixes/suffixes, Part of Speech, Definition, and Examples. Fill out each chart together as a class. (Answer key and PowerPoint are included). At the end of the week, give a quiz on the words (Quizzes included).
I used these as Spelling tests close to test prep time, and it was a highly successful activity. I could tell the students were grasping the concept and enjoying it...especially when I threw a Spelling Bee in each week with the words!
All files are Microsoft Word files, so you can modify them as you see fit.
Affix guided notes
Affit guided notes answers
Affix flashcard answers
Prefix and Suffix PowerPoint
Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz
Prefixes and Suffixes 1 PowerPoint
Prefixes and Suffixes 1 Chart
Prefixes and Suffixes 1 Chart Answers
Prefixes and Suffixes 1 Test
Prefixes and Suffixes 2 PowerPoint
Prefixes and Suffixes 2 Chart
Prefixes and Suffixes 2 Chart Answers
Prefixes and Suffixes 2 Test
Prefixes and Suffixes 3 PowerPoint
Prefixes and Suffixes 3 Chart
Prefixes and Suffixes 3 Chart Answers
Prefixes and Suffixes 3 Test
Prefixes and Suffixes 4 PowerPoint
Prefixes and Suffixes 4 Chart
Prefixes and Suffixes 4 Chart Answers
Prefixes and Suffixes 4 Test