Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
· To develop an understanding of prefixes, roots, and suffixes
· To practice using prefixes, roots, and suffixes to identify word meaning
· To practice attaching prefixes and suffixes to base words to create new words
· To correctly identify at least five prefixes, five suffixes, and five roots
· To correctly create new words by adding prefixes and suffixes to base words
· To correctly define words by using their roots as clues
By breaking a word into its parts, it is sometimes possible to figure out a word's meaning.For an introduction to prefixes, suffixes, and roots, read and take a quiz by clickingon http://vclass.mtsac.edu:920/readroom/prefixes.htm. Check your answers.
Click on the following web pages in order and do all the activities after going through the slideshow:1. Go to http://www.tv411.org/vocabulary and then click on "Prefixes Say Plenty."2. Go back to http://www.tv411.org/vocabulary and click on "Roots and Their Families Part 1."3. Go back to http://www.tv411.org/vocabulary and click on "Roots and Their Families Part 2."4. Go back to http://www.tv411.org/vocabulary and click on "Suffixes."
Feedback and Review:
Prefixes are added to the beginning of a root (base) word. Suffixes are added to the end of a root word.Knowing just a few prefixes, roots, and suffixes can help you uncover the meaning of words as wellas strengthen your vocabulary. For more practice, go to http://www.vocabulary.com/wordcity.html.
Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:
Underline prefixes, circle roots, and put a box around suffixes in your reading. Look up the ones youdon't know in a dictionary. Start a list of ones you come across frequently and memorize them.