This is a set of printables ready for a class lesson with assessment and key. I use this lesson as a seventh grade ELA teacher during my Native American Unit. I use the Iroquois folktale, "Hiawatha the Peacemaker", and focus on the prefixes and suffixes and then on the content of the myth. There are four prefixes and six suffixes that are focused on for the lesson.
First, students complete a graph identifying and defining each of the prefixes and suffixes. There are examples of words that are familiar to children to show these prefixes and suffixes in words. Then, throughout the folktale, words that contain these prefixes and suffixes are circled to be defined in the margin. At the conclusion of the story, there is questions relating to literary examples and the use of similes in the story, a question pertaining to the theme of the legend, and a graphic organizer for students to identify the names and roles of the individual tribes that formed the Iroquois.
There is a 15 multiple choice assessment included with the lesson that contains a key. The formative assessment addresses the definitions of the prefixes and suffixes within sentences and questions pertaining to the theme. This lesson is ready to go for a class period with the assessment for another class period.
The lesson aligns with the standard: L.7.4b: Students will use Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.