Word Parts Pack: Prefixes, Root Words, & Suffixes Activity Pack (13pgs)

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6th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
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What the knowledge of word parts (prefixes, root words, suffixes) can do to S reading test scores will be greatly influenced by the understanding of Latin roots. It gives S the background knowledge to make educated guesses, rather than entirely random guesses, on challenging vocab words.

>Best for grade 7+

>13 pgs. (including cover & key)
>The pack can be completed in a couple of days by mid-level classes in high school, or, drawn out for a good week for 6-8th grade or struggling learners.

>Perfect for the sub folder as well, especially for a multi-day absence.

>Includes both group & independent activities such as: peer quizzing, graphic organizers, worksheets, four pages of detailed reference lists of common word parts, and a crossword puzzle.


Pg. 1: Cover page

Pgs. 2-5: Word parts lists
Pgs. 6-7: Root words worksheets

Pg. 8: Root words crossword

Pgs. 9-10: Prefixes & suffixes graphic organizers

Pg. 11: Prefixes, suffixes, & root words pair activity

Pg. 12: Student dictionary activity

Pg. 13: Keys

>Pgs. 2-5: Meanings & examples handouts of all the most common word parts (can be used as a year-long reference).

Fun Student Dictionary Activity!
>The workbook ends with an activity called Student Dictionary. The final project is great to put in the school or classroom library- dictionaries made by S!

>The activity is very flexible time-wise; depending on teacher requirements, the activity can be done from an hour or multiple class periods.
>In essence, a S (or pairs of S) create (typically silly and with a fair bit of flexibility) words using prefixes, root words, suffixes, and usually one real word.

Example 1: hyperpizzaous Meaning: Excessively full of pizza.

Example 2: semiectosnowflakesism Meaning: The belief that it's snowing half-sized snowflakes.

<> Extension activity: When the S dictionaries are complete, have the "authors" who made it write a page of fiction using 10 of their made-up words. Then, give the writing to another student/small group to read. Will readers need to use the authors' dictionary to find meanings of the made-up words, or, will S be able to figure out meanings of those words based on their knowledge of the Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes they learned in this resource?

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Total Pages
13 pages
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Teaching Duration
4 days
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