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Determine Meaning Using Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes
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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Lesson Plan
Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Help your students determine the meaning of new and unfamiliar words using roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The skills learned in this lesson will strengthen your students’ vocabulary skills and will support decoding and spelling.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Prefix, Suffix, Make Sense of It!
Prefix, Suffix, Make Sense of It!
Worksheet
Prefix, Suffix, Make Sense of It!
Looking at prefixes, suffixes, and root words can help readers find meaning. Even young readers can start to build their vocabulary from prefixes and suffixes. In this activity, students will create words by combining prefixes, suffixes, and root words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Determine Meaning Using Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Determine Meaning Using Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Exercise
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
Lesson Plan
Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
Give your readers the tools to decipher the meaning of Greek and Latin based words. In this lesson they review the meaning of commonly used prefixes, suffixes and roots and then practice constructing and deciphering words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Human Dictionary
Human Dictionary
Lesson Plan
Human Dictionary
When reading, we all encounter unknown words at times. But how do we figure them out? In this lesson, students learn how to become a “human dictionary” by using a variety of strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Myths and Man
Myths and Man
Lesson Plan
Myths and Man
Popular fiction throughout the ages colors the way people speak. In this short lesson, students will read a myth and non-fiction paragraph in order to identify and define words that come from mythology.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Perfect Prefixes Practice
Perfect Prefixes Practice
Worksheet
Perfect Prefixes Practice
Use this worksheet to practice determining the meaning of the new word formed when a prefix is added to a base word.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Prefix Practice: Dis- Non- Un-
Prefix Practice: Dis- Non- Un-
Worksheet
Prefix Practice: Dis- Non- Un-
Kids practice using the prefixes dis-, un-, and non- in this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Root Words: PORT & STRUCT
Root Words: PORT & STRUCT
Lesson Plan
Root Words: PORT & STRUCT
Teaching root words is a great way to strengthen your students' vocabulary and comprehension. Use this lesson to introduce the root words PORT and STRUCT.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Lesson Plan
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
5th Grade: Vocabulary Strategies
5th Grade: Vocabulary Strategies
Worksheet
5th Grade: Vocabulary Strategies
Assess your students’ vocabulary knowledge using strategies like root words and context.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tools for Tackling Words
Tools for Tackling Words
Lesson Plan
Tools for Tackling Words
Sometimes looking inside a word can help determine the meaning just like using context clues! In this lesson, students will learn to use roots and affixes as clues to the meaning of a word.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Read the Word Clues
Read the Word Clues
Worksheet
Read the Word Clues
There are many ways to figure out the meanings of unknown words. Through this worksheet, students record unknown words and find out their meaning using a variety of strategies.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Wizards
Word Wizards
Lesson Plan
Word Wizards
Help your students become word wizards! In this creative and engaging lesson, students will review roots, prefixes, and suffixes before creating their own words and definitions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Understanding Prefixes: Dia- and Per-
Understanding Prefixes: Dia- and Per-
Lesson Plan
Understanding Prefixes: Dia- and Per-
Show students how knowledge of prefixes can help them determine word meaning. This lesson reviews the prefixes dia- and per- and gives students opportunities to think about how a word’s meaning is related to the prefix.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Root Words: "Tele" and "Sign"
Root Words: "Tele" and "Sign"
Lesson Plan
Root Words: "Tele" and "Sign"
Teaching your students about root words is a great way to strengthen their vocabulary and comprehension. Use this lesson to introduce the root words *tele* and *sign.*
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Word Meaning with Common Suffixes
Word Meaning with Common Suffixes
Lesson Plan
Word Meaning with Common Suffixes
Are you careful, caring, or careless? A suffix is a word part that changes the meaning of a word. Use this lesson with your students to teach them how to determine word meaning based on their understanding of the meaning of common suffixes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Prefix Study: Pre
Prefix Study: Pre
Worksheet
Prefix Study: Pre
Understanding prefixes is crucial for learning the meaning of unfamiliar words and building vocabulary. Use this resource to study the prefix pre-.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Using Prefixes to Determine Word Meaning
Practice Using Prefixes to Determine Word Meaning
Lesson Plan
Practice Using Prefixes to Determine Word Meaning
Students will learn how knowledge of word parts can help readers determine the meaning of words. This interactive lesson will have students reviewing and putting into practice some of the most common prefixes.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Mixed Review Language Arts Assessment
Mixed Review Language Arts Assessment
Worksheet
Mixed Review Language Arts Assessment
In this mid-year assessment, students will apply their language arts knowledge to a broad set of problems.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Part of the Week: <i>sub</i>
Word Part of the Week: <i>sub</i>
Worksheet
Word Part of the Week: <i>sub</i>
Help your students get to know a common prefix with this great graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read & Find Root Words #1
Read & Find Root Words #1
Worksheet
Read & Find Root Words #1
Use this short story to help your students practice identifying root words in context.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Welcome to the Prefix Party
Welcome to the Prefix Party
Worksheet
Welcome to the Prefix Party
Give your students a chance to practice using and identifying the meaning of common fifth grade prefixes.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
It’s Grammar Time: Suffixes
It’s Grammar Time: Suffixes
Worksheet
It’s Grammar Time: Suffixes
With this resource, your students will use the meaning of suffixes to determine the meaning of new words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Part Pyramids
Word Part Pyramids
Worksheet
Word Part Pyramids
In this exercise, students will use critical thinking to identify the common word part in a series of words and, using their knowledge of vocabulary, deduce the meaning of the word part.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet