It always amazes me what knowledge of word parts (prefixes, root words, suffixes) can do to a students test scores in Lang Arts!! It gives them the ability to make educated guesses rather than random guesses on challenging vocab words.
This work pack is all word parts activities: prefixes, root words, and suffixes. It provides meanings and examples of all the most common prefixes, root words, and suffixes, of course.
It has both group and independent activities such as: peer quizzing, graphic organizers, worksheets, four pages of detailed reference lists of common word parts, and a crossword.
It ends with an activity I came up with back in '06 and still use because it's been so effective at teaching prefixes, root words, and suffixes. I call it Student Dictionary, and have even put a couple in school libraries- dictionaries made by kids. Fun!
This pack can be done in a couple of days by mid level classes in high school, OR, it can be drawn out for a good week or even more for 6-8th grade. The final dictionary activity is especially flexible, depending on what requirements you add, it can be done in a day or last for several days.
As always, if you purchase anything from me, I am happy to email you the same item as a Word document so you can individualize it to your classroom! Contact me and I am happy to email it to you after your purchase. Thanks.