Every great reader and writer knows that syntax matters. During this lesson, students will use the close reading strategy to focus on word choice, and use their understanding of syntax to develop theories about patterns in the text.
Words are like legos - they can have interchangeable parts. In this unit students will study the construction of words including roots, prefixes and suffixes. Students will also explore how to modify words to make them possessive, a different part of speech and adjust to signify singular and plural. Understanding the basic building blocks of words, will increase students’ vocabulary, improve their spelling and add strategies for decoding unfamiliar words.
Become a prefix superhero with this fun worksheet! Children will flex their power to create new words by combining prefixes with words they already know using a handy prefix word bank with definitions.
Can your students associate similar adjectives and nouns using the roots and suffixes? In this lesson, students will learn how to associate nouns with adjectives. Along the way, they will use the roots and affixes to determine the meaning.