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Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots
Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots
Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots
Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots
Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots
Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots
Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots
Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots
Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots
Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots
Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots
Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots
Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots
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Teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots

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This workshop is based on the work of Patricia Cunningham and is a 20 minute training session for teachers, but may be used in the classroom with students. Great way of building skills in preparation …

This workshop is based on the work of Patricia Cunningham and is a 20 minute training session for teachers, but may be used in the classroom with students. Great way of building skills in preparation for mandated tests.

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  • 1. Teaching
    Prefixes
    Suffixes
    And
    Roots
    Keith Pruitt
    Words of Wisdom Educational Consulting
    www.woweducationalconsulting.com
  • 2. One way to greatly enlarge the vocabulary of students in very short order is through teaching prefixes, suffixes and root words.
    Knowledge of these areas will help to greatly expand student vocabulary.
    Let’s first explore the nature of compound words.
  • 3. Compound Words
    When we add two words together, we form compound words. These may be easily taught to students.
    Patricia Cunningham suggests doing word sort activities by categorizing compounds.
    Apple + sauce
    Earth + quake
    Draw + bridge
    Brain + storm
    Basket + ball
    Pan + cakes
    Ear + rings
    Finger + prints
  • 4. Prefixes
    Un-, re-, in-, dis- are the most common prefixes and when students have learned their meanings, they can learn more than 1500 words easily.
    Start instruction with un-
    Read a selection…
    Explain that un carries the opposite meaning of the word to which it is added.
  • 5. Prefixes
    UN-
    Which of these are prefixes and which are not?
    Unemployed
    Uncle
    Unstable
    Unbroken
    Unicorn
    Unhealthy
    Unlucky
    United
  • 6. Prefixes
    Re-
    Can mean back or again
    Which are these? And which are not a prefix?
    Rearrange
    Refund
    Reply
    Review
    Refrigerator
    Relocate
    Reporter
    Rewrite
  • 7. Prefixes
    In- Dis-
    Opposite or not, but words with in are irregular
    Do sorting exercises with prefixes, not prefixes including the irregular spellings.
    Inspire
    Irrational
    Immigrant
    Improve
    Dislike
  • 8. Prefixes
    Less common prefixes include in, mis, non, pre, en, over, under.
    misinform
    Inside
    Preview
    Overdone
    Preteen
    Nonliving
    Nonrenewable
    Underhand
    Understand
  • 9. Suffixes
    Often just called endings the most common are s (plural forms), er(relating to a person or thing that does something), ful, less, able, ible, ist.
    What do these words mean when the suffix is added?
    Fighter
    Folder
    Helpful
    Visitor
    Doubtful
    Powerless
    Suitable
    Gullible
    Persist
  • 10. Suffixes
    Here are words using less meaning without
    Here are words using ful meaning full or having
    Do the same exercise with -ment, -ance, -ness, -tion. Write riddles of what word am in with several. I end in –tion. We need to do this in math. What am I?
  • 11. Prefixes
    Un-, re-, in-, dis- are the most common prefixes and when students have learned their meanings, they can learn more than 1500 words easily.
    Start instruction with un-
    Read a selection…
    Explain that un carries the opposite meaning of the word to which it is added.
  • 12. Roots
    Here are some common roots and their meanings. What words could be taught? Give two examples of each.
    Dict= say
    Duct=lead
    Fac/fec=do, make
    Ject=throw
    Loc=place
    Meter=measure
    Micro=small
    Phon=sound
    Photo=light
    Port=carry, take
    Press=press
    Scrib=write
    Sens=feel
    Spec=look
    Struct=build
    Tele=far
    Tract=drag, pull
    Vis/vid=see
    Voc=voice, call
  • 13. If we will spend just a few moments a day working with these words, we can seriously impact the knowledge base of each student.Keith PruittWords of Wisdom Educational Consultingwww.woweducationalconsulting.com

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