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  • 1. PREFIXES, SUFFIXES & ROOTS?’s By: Amanda Montello
  • 2. Lesson Plan and Objective Subject – 4 Grade Language Arts th Title of Lesson - Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots Objective – The students will be able to define and identify prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of words.Standards for 4th grade Language Arts:3.4AV7: Identify the meaning of prefixes, suffixes, and roots and their various forms to determine meaning of words.1.2WC2-4: Spell high frequency words, plurals, and inflectional endings, contractions, roots, suffixes and prefixes correctly. Procedures – Introduce prefixes and suffixes with the power point on prefixes and suffixes. Discuss the definition of a prefix. Ask the students “Where do prefixes appear?” Then following the power point, give examples of prefixes and the meanings. Show students examples of sentences that contain the prefixes that were discussed. Discuss the definition of a suffix. Ask the students “Where do suffixes appear?” Then following the power point, give examples of suffixes and the meanings. Show students examples of sentences that contain the suffixes that were discussed. Discuss root words and give a few examples. See how many words students can create given specific prefixes and suffixes Show the video of the rap song on prefixes, suffixes, and roots Evaluation  - After the students go through the Power Point and do the activity, have then complete the interactive quiz Materials - Prefix and Suffix Power Point, Computer, Prefix and Suffix song, Pencils, Paper
  • 3. Why are we learning this? What is thepurpose of this presentation? After the presentation you will be able to define what prefixes, suffixes, and roots are, and also be able to identify the meaning of common prefixes and suffixes. In addition, you will be able to identify different prefixes, suffixes, and roots in sentences and use the context of those sentences to help you figure out the meaning. Finally, at the end of the presentation you should be able to understand that prefixes and suffixes change the meaning of words. This Power Point will help you become confident in identifying and using prefixes and suffixes in your reading and writing.
  • 4. WHAT IS A PREFIX?A prefix is a letter or sequence of letters attached to the beginning of a word, root, or phrase to change its meaning
  • 5. EXAMPLES OF PREFIXESDis- not, do the opposite ofRe- againMis- wrongPost- afterPre- before, in front of
  • 6. EXAMPLES OF SENTENCESI hope they don’t discontinue my favorite flavor of ice cream? The teacher made the students redo their homework because they had the wrong answers. The boy felt misunderstood. The baseball players had a postgame interview. The students took a pretest to prepare them for the real one.
  • 7. SUFFIXA Suffix is a letter or sequence of letters that may be added to the end of a word, root, or phrase to change its meaning
  • 8. EXAMPLES OF SUFFIXESable, ible- able to, capable offul- full ofor- one who does somethingless- without
  • 9. EXAMPLES OF SENTENCES The kids were not allowed to play ball in the house because there were so many breakable items. The girl was careful not to scare her fish when cleaning its tank. The editor fixed all of the mistakes the writer made. The search for the treasure seemed endless.
  • 10. ROOTS = WORDS LEFT WHEN YOU TAKEAWAY PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES We make new words from root words by adding prefixes and suffixes For example, we can add the prefix BI to the root word CYCLE to form the word Bicycle OR We can add the suffix ING to the root word EXAMINE to form the word Examining Can anyone give me an example?
  • 11. Examples of sentencesCan you give me an example of asentence containing the prefix DIS?How about the prefix UN?Can you give me an example of asentence containing the suffix OR?How about the prefix ABLE?
  • 12. Start looking for prefixes and suffixes in the books you are reading! They are EVERYWHERE!Keep a list and look up what they mean so you can share them with the class!
  • 13. CHALLENGE  Seehow many words you can create using the following prefixes and suffixes: Prefixes: Dis , Re, Mis Suffixes: able, less, or
  • 14. Song aboutPrefixes, Suffixes & Roots!
  • 15. ResourcesCallella,T., Carolea, W., & Rous, S. (2004). Prefixesand suffixes: Teaching vocabulary to improve readingcomprehension. New York, NY: Creative TeachingPress.Frymire, D. (2009). Prefixes, suffixes, & roots rap.Retrieved September 28, 2012 fromhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOJrjNR7ZZMPulver, R., & Reed, L. R. (2011). Happy endings: Astory about suffixes. New York: Holiday House.Other Resourceshttp://eps.schoolspecialty.com/downloads/articles/Prefix-Suff
  • 16. Testing your Knowledge! Quiz Time! The following questions are over the concepts we just learned in this PowerPoint. Do your best to answer them correctly.Question 1Question 2Question 3
  • 17. Question 1 What is a prefix and where does it appear? A letter or sequence of letters that may be added to both the beginning and end of a word, root, or phrase to change its meaning A letter or sequence of letters that may be added to the end of a word, root, or phrase to change its meaning A letter or sequence of letters attached to the beginning of a word, root, or phrase to change its meaning
  • 18. GREAT JOB!  You answered this question correctly: A prefix is…. a letter or sequence of letters attached to the beginning of a word, root, or phrase to change its meaning Question 2
  • 19. Try Again Please review the following information by clicking on the picture below, and then try to answer the question again.
  • 20. Question 2In the following sentence, identify the meaning ofthe suffix: The search for the treasure seemed endless. With Never ending Without
  • 21. Great Job! You answered this question correctly:The suffix in the sentence is less- and the meaning of the suffix is without Question 3
  • 22. Try Again Please review the following information by clicking on the picture below, and then try to answer the question again.
  • 23. Question 3How many root words appear in the followingsentence? The careless little girl hit the trashcan with her tricycle because she was busy examining the ice cream truck. Two Three Four
  • 24. Great Job! You answered this question correctly:The three root words in the following sentence include: care, cycle, and examine The careless little girl hit the trashcan with her tricycle because she was busy examining the ice cream truck.
  • 25. Try Again Please review the following information by clicking on the picture below, and then try to answer the question again.
  • 26. You are finishedwith the Quiz!