Students will be able to locate roots and affixes (prefixes and suffixes) in words.
Students will be able to use roots and affixes to determine the meaning of words.
Ask the students to share how they can determine the meaning of words.
Tell the students that sometimes we can look outside of a word, within a sentence, to find context clues that can be useful in understanding the meaning. Other times we can use what is inside a word to determine the meaning. When we do this, sometimes we need to take words apart and use the parts to understand the word.
Tell the students that they will be learning how to use the tool of taking apart words that have prefixes and suffixes to help determine the meaning.