Teachers of young readers know how important it is to be able to find words within words. Breaking words apart and finding the root word gives a reader clues to the meaning of an unknown word. It can also help a young writer figure out how to spell a challenging word. Not only is the study of root words and affixes part of the Common Core Standards, but it will help students become better readers, writers, and spellers. This Growing Words packet concentrates on root words with inflectional suffixes:
1. Plural -s/-es
2. Possessive -'s/-s'
3. Verb Ending -s/-es
4. Verb Ending -ed
5. Verb Ending -ing
6. Comparative/Superlative -er/-est.
Each of these suffix sets includes: an explanation, a poster, an original song, 5 worksheets, and a Read-and-Draw book for comprehension. The review section includes a review activity, 3 games, and 10 worksheets.
Be sure to check out my set of six Companion Books to support the teaching of these suffixes! You also might want to look for my other Growing Words packets: Greek and Latin Root Words, Common Prefixes, and Derivational Suffixes. I've also bundled all four Growing Words packets and the Companion Books for a discounted price! Check them out at teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Sheilas-Leaps-in-Learning. Thanks!