Anchor charts for the most commonly used prefixes and suffixes. Along with a base word chart and extended activities.
Objectives: Students will use prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of words.
Materials: Print off the prefixes and suffixes anchor charts and several base word charts so that partners can work together
Anticipatory Set: Remind students that prefixes are word parts that we add to the beginning of base words that change the meaning of the word. Suffixes are word parts that we add to the end of words that change the meaning of the word. List these words on the board: replay, unhappy. Have students read the word. Circle the prefix “re” and point out to students that re is the prefix and play is the base word. Have students identify the prefix and base word in unhappy. Repeat explaining suffixes with hopeful and quickly.
Objective/Purpose: Explain to students that if they can identify prefixes and suffixes, they can use that to understand what words mean.
Input: Students need to know the meaning of the prefixes: re, pre, sub, and un. Students need to know the meaning of the suffixes: ly, less, ful, and able. Post signs on the board. There are more prefixes and suffixes than listed here in this lesson.
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Can be used as independent practice, cooperative lesson and guided practice.
The more children work with words, the better they come to understand them and use them correctly.