Suffixes PowerPoint with companion handout

Deb Hanson
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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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  1. Are you looking for some engaging activities to use to teach your students about suffixes? This bundle of suffix activities may be exactly what you're looking for! This product includes a mix of worksheets, games, a Power Point, and a craftivity. Best of all, detailed lesson plans that will cover 5
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Learning Objective

Students will determine the meanings of words that contain the suffixes -ful, -less, -er, -est, and -able.


Are you looking for an introduction PowerPoint for suffixes? If so, this highly interactive PowerPoint may be exactly what you are looking for! It is fully animated as well. Answers do not appear on the screen until the teacher clicks the mouse. It even includes a PowerPoint companion handout so that students can write on the handout, recording their answers, as you progress through the PowerPoint! The companion handout is available in a printable format and a digital format. The digital handout is compatible with Google Slides.

The PowerPoint contains the following format:

Slides 1-8: Introduction

-- introduce the terms "affix", "prefix", and "suffix"

-- includes an explanation of why the root word is "fix and how it's related to the meaning of the words!!

-- includes a mnemonic device for remembering that a prefix comes at the beginning and the suffix comes at the end!!

Slides 9-11: The meaning of -ful

Slides 12-16: The meaning of -less

Slides 17-19: The meaning of -er as "more"

Slides 20-23: The meaning of -est

Slides 24-31: The meaning of -er, -or, and -ist as "a person who"

Slides 32-35: The meaning of -able

Slides 36-60: Practice Slides

-A sentence is provided.

-Students write the word with a suffix from the sentence and the meaning of the suffix on the PowerPoint companion handout.

Please note: You DO have my permission to convert this PPT to Google Slides, and to share it with your students via Google Classroom. (A Google link is not provided, but you may upload the PowerPoint to Google yourself, if you wish.)

This PowerPoint cannot be edited due to the copyright requirements made by the contributing artists (clip art, font, background).

Feel free to check out some of my related resources:

Introduction to Prefixes PowerPoint (re, pre, un, mis, dis)

More Prefixes PowerPoint (over, under, sub, inter, semi, de, in, im, il, ir)

More Suffixes PowerPoint (-en, -ible, -ness, -tion, -ess, -al, -en, -ness, -ly, -ist, -or)

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Total Pages
49 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).
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).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.


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