Suffixes Card Sort Activity

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Virtually Montessori
Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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This card sort activity is intended for practice creating words from base words and common suffixes. The five sets of cards contain 20 cards each (to create 10 words per set). The student may work on the card sort independently or with a partner.

Included in this material
• 5 sets of cards (10 words to be made with 20 cards per set), with card set number labeled on each card
• Answer keys
• Recording sheet

Words Used in the Sorts
• Set 1: actor, boxes, careful, highest, kindness, played, quickly, spotless, sticky, teaching
• Set 2: acceptable, action, appointment, comfortable, gloomy, heroic, hopeful, joyous, personal, shorten
• Set 3: achievement, dependable, election, marvelous, normal, sharpen, tilted, useless, watched, wooden
• Set 4: colorful, courageous, golden, goodness, higher, movement, pedal, remarkable, speeding, suddenly
• Set 5: agreeable, artistic, colored, completely, dangerous, forgiveness, grouchy, improvement, magical, straighten

Using the Card Sorts
Before use, print, laminate, and cut the pieces to be used. Select which set of cards will be used.
1. Set out the heading card (ex: Suffixes Set 1) and column heading cards (base word, suffix).
2. 2. Set the base word cards out on the left side of the work space. Choose a suffix card and decide if it fits with the base word card at the top of the column. If so, place it next to the first card, making a complete word. If not, continue with the next root below to see if it forms a word. If a suffix would make sense with more than one base word, set it aside to see what other words are completed and try that one again later.
3. Continue until all cards are sorted, creating complete words that are spelled correctly. If a child is
unsure of the meaning or spelling of a word, encourage the use of a dictionary.
4. Check work with the answer key.
5. Record work in a language notebook or on the included recording sheet.

Related items:
Possessives and Plurals Card Sort
Synonyms Card Sort
Greek and Latin Roots and Derivatives: Reference Cards and Card Sort

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Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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