Words within Words: Suffixes that Change Parts of Speech is a four week unit that allows student to interact with and learn suffixes that change words to different parts of speech. Each week students are given 5 suffixes that change words to a specific part of speech (e.g. 5 suffixes that change words to nouns). They will focus on these words & use them during the week in different activities.
Included in this unit are also
1. Four Weeks of Suffixes that change parts of speech
•Suffixes that change words to Nouns
•Suffixes that change words to Verbs
•Suffixes that change words to Adjectives
•Suffixes that change words to Adverbs
2. PowerPoints for each week that give examples of words using the suffixes & sentences to show how it changes the part of speech
3.Sorting Words & Creating New Parts of Speech Charts for each week—students will use a list of new words and the focus suffixes for the week to change the words to a different part of speech. They will discuss how the meaning of the suffix relates to the words they create.
4.Final Quiz for all four weeks covered—focuses on different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy & levels of application
This Unit can be used in connection with my other Words within Words Unit or as a standalone unit. It can be customized to meet your individual classroom needs.
This has been used in my classroom, and I was amazed at how my students understood different part of speech on a new level. Teaching these suffixes gives students the tools to fully understand word meaning, how they connect to different parts of speech, and how to use these words correctly.