Want to help your students learn to decode new words and know their meanings? This set of word tiles is designed to do just that! I've included the most common prefixes, Latin root words, and suffixes on word tiles that can be used to teach students to build and read long words through understanding the meanings of each. This supports the Common Core English Language Arts Standards in Foundational Skills for learning to decode new words.
These tiles can be used to teach the roots and how they change with added prefixes and suffixes, and it will help students to recognize familiar patterns in long words when reading, which increases their decoding skills. You can even use these tiles in a game format - see which students can create the most words or the longest words when given a specific set of tiles to work with.
I've made the prefixes, Latin roots, and suffixes in different colors so the students can differentiate between them.
(Word art on cover page created using wordle.net)