Since reading comprehension and vocabulary knowledge are closely related, it is imperative that students develop the skills necessary to acquire new vocabulary as they move through school. The CCSS Reading: Foundational Skills demand students know and apply grade-level phonics and word-analysis, including morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) in decoding words.
Though many students acquire new vocabulary through their independent reading experiences, a great number of struggling students do not read enough independently to develop the new vocabulary they need to keep pace. Direct vocabulary instruction can benefit all students.
This set includes the 20 most common prefixes and suffixes found in the English language (40 affixes total). The prefixes make up 97% of occurrences, and the suffixes account for 93% of occurrences.
The materials included can be used to:
Create a word wall in the classroom.
Cut all cards apart and use for memory or matching games in centers.
Fold cards in half to create two -sided cards for flashcard drills (with a partner or independently).
The kit also contains blank cards in case you want to add more prefix and suffix examples to your list.
It is my sincerest hope that this resource helps you build stronger readers in your classroom.