This set of 7 CARD GAMES exposes your students to common prefixes in a fun format. It is based on the old card game of DONKEY so the fun and motivation is to make sure you don't get the DONKEY card. In the meantime your students are identifying words and their prefix/meaning while having a good time. I use them to help with decoding as my students learn to break words into syllables.
These also scaffold vocabulary building and spelling. You will find them very helpful for those students who guess at multisyllabic words. Teach them the prefix, then expose them to the bank of words associated with that prefix and you will have a student who starts to decode by syllable.
This set includes the most common prefixes and I have listed them in the PREVIEW. All the card sets are interchangeable, so you can mix them up according to your needs. Make sure you only add one DONKEY CARD though. Check out the word lists in the PREVIEW if you want to look at Australian/American spelling.
Your students will want to play this game over and over, so it is best laminated and it will last for years. I also have DONKEY games for contractions and unusual plurals, opposites and suffixes at this level.
I have compiled my 30 years of teaching into a comprehensive resource for all those teachers who want an efficient and targeted way to organise intervention:
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You will also find this handbook helpful for homeschooling, especially when students find some literacy elements difficult.