Students have a difficult time recognizing nouns beyond the standard “person, place, or thing.” An understanding of common noun suffixes helps students to distinguish nouns from other parts of speech. Included:
• A list of common noun suffixes
• Brainstorming activity that asks students to generate words for each noun suffix.
• 36 riddles that can be solved by using the mystery word’s suffix and a clue.
• Answer keys
All activities can be done independently, with a partner, in small groups, or as a whole class. Also available for free are companion worksheets for this Powerpoint.