I created this activity because it is the end of the year & time to review! I wanted something fun that would engage my students and review suffixes at the same time. This review was created with summative assessments in mind! I want my students to show what they know, and many assessments require students to read the sentence, determine the prefix and/or suffix, and then determine the root/base word.
This activity challenges students as they match the correct base word (raindrops) to the appropriate suffix (cloud). I have included the suffixes –er(person who),-er(more), -ful, & -less. After students distinguish the correct suffix and base word, they can then write the entire word on their recording sheet. I have also included a review sheet that requires students to read the sentence, find the word with a suffix, and use what they know about the suffix to determine the meaning of the word.
Common Core Standards
First - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.4b Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
Second – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.4b Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).
Third -CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4b Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).
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