Students have trouble recognizing nouns beyond the standard "person, place, or thing." Becoming familiar with common noun suffixes helps middle school students to expand their concept of what a noun is, and to distinguish nouns from other parts of speech. Included are the following engaging and beneficial exercises:
• A brainstorming worksheet that provides a list of common noun suffixes and asks students to generate nouns for each suffix.
• Two worksheets of riddles that can be solved by using the mystery word’s suffix and a clue.
• Answer keys
Also available for free:
Noun Suffixes Powerpoint