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.
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.
Teaching fifth grade vocabulary? Be sure to check out this range of material, which includes an adverb acting game and several worksheets featuring classic works of children's literature. Fifth grade vocabulary resources like these make building familiarity with unknown words not quite so challenging. For kids who may need a review or aren't quite at the fifth grade level, browse our fourth grade vocabulary resources.