Here you will find:
-spelling lists for 35 weeks (pre, re, dis, de, mis, un, ex, com, con, en, per, pro, in, inter, im, mid, micro/mini, uni/bi/tri, anti, sub, ed, ing, est, less, full, ly, able/ible, ance/ence, sive/ive, ture/sure, ness, ment, ion/ation, and ize)
- 5 to 10 words per list
- the meaning of the prefix or suffix written on the lists
- 3 differentiated levels (basic, on target, advanced)
- Quizzes for the meaning of the prefixes and suffixes
I use Spelling City for the actual spelling test, and that is why my lists are not numbered (so they can be copied and paste straight into Spelling City). The document is in word, so it can be altered to meet the needs of your students.
It can be frustrating to find quality spelling lists for middle school and upper elementary age students. Some middle schools and junior highs are moving away from teaching spelling all together; however, even with spell check and auto-correct spelling is an essential skill.
I wanted to make my own word study lists using common prefixes and suffixes. I believe that spelling is best taught through the study of word patterns and meaning.