Combine Prefix and Roots 1,2 for a bundle which will give your students lots of power to unlock words.
Teach your students how prefixes drastically change the meaning of words and allow readers to unlock many new words and add them to their vocabulary. The first page in this unit is a list of 10 prefixes, their definitions, and example words using each prefix. In the next activity, Pick a Prefix, students work in pairs trying to identify more words than their opponent using the prefix on the task card. Cards are included in for a whole class game called Guess the Prefix. A crossword puzzle provides independent practice. Cards are provided for "I Have, Who Has" activity, reviewing all of the prefixes. That unit concludes with a comprehensive test. Part One of the test involves matching the definitions with a prefix. Part two of the test requires application and using the prefixes in context.
Learn 10 common Greek and Latin roots to help students unlock vocabulary. Understanding roots help students to prepare for standardized testing and gives them skills to independently improve their vocabulary. The unit begins with a whole class activity to introduce how knowing roots can help to unlock words. Next are reference pages listing examples for each of the roots. Students complete a worksheet where they brainstorm words which contain each of the 10 roots.
An independent practice page has students match the roots with their definitions.
Another page asks students to complete words by inserting the appropriate root.
Next the class completes an activity of "I have, who has" where they listen to their classmate and determine if they have the card for the identified root.
A comprehensive root test includes recall questions (matching words with definitions) and application where students use words in context.
Knowledge of Greek and Latin Roots help your students unlock hundreds of words and prepare for standardized tests. Students will use 10 roots in a variety of ways to enhance mastery. Handouts give students multiple words using each root. Students complete graphic organizers designed after the Frayer model to give them practice with each of the roots. A class bingo-style game gives students practice using approximately 40 words containing the target roots. Students have independent practice using a crossword puzzle, a matching exercise, and words in context. The unit concludes with a comprehensive test.