First students sort the word parts into 3 piles- prefix, root word, and suffix. Next, they are given a definition and need to use the word part cards to build the word. In parentheses on each definition card is the number of word part cards the students will need to make the word. Once the word is built, they are directed to use it in a sentence in their journal. Student directions page is provided as well as an answer key for teachers or students to check their own work.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3d Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.3a Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.3b Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.3c Decode multisyllable words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.3a Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
folder center, task cards, word sort, word building, prefixes, suffixes, root words, base words, multisyllable words, word work, guided reading