This unit not only builds students' vocabulary, it also enables students to explore how words are related, in meaning, sound and construction. Learners will also discover some of the ways words are constructed using derivational root words, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words. Students will also learn strategies we use to shorten words and phrases like acronyms and abbreviations.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Determine Meaning Using Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes Students will be able to understand words without a dictionary after they work through this exercise teaching how to determine the meaning of words using roots, prefixes, and suffixes.
Synonyms and Antonyms 3 This exercise’s further practice identifying synonyms and antonyms will reinforce your students’ understanding of like and opposite words.
Reference Materials for Word Meaning 3 After your students complete this exercise, they will feel confident in consulting reference materials to find answers on their own.
Compound Words 2 For additional practice, have students complete this exercise that will give them mastery over compound and hyphenated words.
Homophones and Homographs 3 This exercise will show students the difference between some of the most common homophones and homographs.
Abbreviations 3 Abbreviating words correctly will come naturally to your students after they work through this exercise.
Meaning of Compound Words 2 After students complete this simple exercise they will better understand how to put compound words together.

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