Understanding the function of prefixes and suffixes, and understanding their effect on the meaning of the root word is crucial to the development and improvement of a student’s overall reading comprehension skills.
In addition, learning the specific meanings/definitions of common suffixes and prefixes increases a student’s vocabulary foundation.
With this knowledge of the impact of prefixes and suffixes on our language, students have much better success as they analyze contextual clues during independent reading.
By analyzing contextual clues with a higher degree of success, students are much more likely to make accurate inferences during independent reading.
This resource provides an easy-to-understand mini-lesson (or review) of 10 common suffixes that are basic to vocabulary development.
These suffixes include: -ful, -able, -er, -less, -ment, -ly, -en, -ion, -ness, -ous
In addition, suffix meanings are explained and 3 examples are given (sentences using the word) for each of the 10 suffixes.
A "Review" section and “Show What You Know” extension of the learning is also provided to help assist you as you interactively discuss the right choice of suffixes for a each given root word.
This is a great resource to use any time of the year in all grades.