Lesson Plan

Searching for Suffixes

Invite your students to join the search for suffixes! In this lesson students will locate similar words that have gone through a suffix transformation. In addition to the mechanics, students will explore the meaning behind each word!
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to determine and identify changes in word structure when suffixes are added to existing words.
  • Students will be able to explain subtle differences in word and sentence meaning when identifying words with and without suffixes in context.


(5 minutes)
  • List the following words on the board: verb, noun, adjective, and adverb.
  • Draw a line under each word and invite the students to share an example of each part of speech.
  • Tell the students that they will be learning how to recognize how suffixes impact different words and the corresponding context in which the words are used.