Suffixes: Two-Week Vocabulary & Grammar Unit

Suffixes: Two-Week Vocabulary & Grammar Unit
Suffixes: Two-Week Vocabulary & Grammar Unit
Suffixes: Two-Week Vocabulary & Grammar Unit
Suffixes: Two-Week Vocabulary & Grammar Unit
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This is the second part of a three-part vocabulary cycle I've created for my third graders, which covers prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. The .zip file contains two PDF files that are formatted to letter-sized paper (203.2 mm × 266.7 mm) and the original Word files so you can tweak them if desired.

The 18 suffixes and meanings are:
–able: is, can do
–ible: is, can do
–ar: one who
–er (2): one who
–or: one who
–ess: one who (female)
–en: to make that way
–er (1): more
–est: most
–ette: small
–ful: full of
–ish: relating to
–less: without
–like: resembling, like
–ly: resembling, like
–ment: action, process
–ness: state, quality of
–ship: state or quality of

For each of the 2 weeks, it includes a double-sided classwork/homework page with:
A complete list of the suffixes
A list of this week's suffixes
A list of the grammar formulas
A class activity to practice the vocabulary
Three homework activities using words with the suffixes

ALSO, there is a double-sided grammar page exploring how adding a suffix change a word's part of speech:
Comparing words with and without a suffix to determine the formulas
Adding a suffix to make a different form of a word, following the formulas

For each week, it also includes a double-sided quiz with:
Matching the suffix with the meaning
Using the suffix to choose the correct meaning of a new word
Adding a suffix to change the word's part of speech

The goal with the second part of the quiz is that students practice using the known suffix, plus context, to guess the meaning of a word they are unlikely to have seen before. The quiz words are not taught during the unit. I suggest that you have students correct part 1 of their own quiz as you check it together as a class, before continuing to parts 2 and 3 of the quiz.

**As of Jan 15, 2016, also includes an answer key!**
To see a preview of what this vocabulary unit looks like, you can check out my free Prefixes unit.

I also recommend the Words have Roots unit, which was tested over several years. I have worked hard to make this suffixes unit as helpful and polished as that one, but as it was only created in my last year of teaching third grade, I would (as always) welcome feedback if you find any problems or weak points that I missed.
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Suffixes: Two-Week Vocabulary & Grammar Unit
Suffixes: Two-Week Vocabulary & Grammar Unit
Suffixes: Two-Week Vocabulary & Grammar Unit
Suffixes: Two-Week Vocabulary & Grammar Unit