Pop Lists
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Students generate lists of words with various roots and affixes (prefixes and
suffixes). A prefix is an ele...
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Pop lists vocabulary_activity_20120305_145236_1

  1. 1. Pop Lists What Students generate lists of words with various roots and affixes (prefixes and suffixes). A prefix is an element placed at the beginning of a word to adjust or qualify its meaning, for example de-, non-, and re-. A suffix is an element placed at the end of a word to form a derivative, such as -ation, -fy, -ing, frequently one that converts the stem into another part of speech. Why Research shows the importance of building children’s vocabulary. One study has shown that a set of 20 prefixes and 14 roots, and knowing how to use them, will unlock the meaning of over 100,000 words. A similar study showed that a set of 29 prefixes and 25 roots will give the meaning to over 125,000 words. How Use the "listing method" as a quick activity to reinforce roots and affixes. Creating lists also provide hearty practice for struggling learners. Try these lists... • Make a list of “ing” words • Make a list of "tion" words • Make a list of "at" words • Make a list of "able" words • Make a list of "ph" words • Make a list "oi" words • Make a list of "ible" words • Make a list of "sion" words After students have made their lists, compare them as a class to find out: • What are the words? • Who has the most unique words? Use this data to form your next lesson or differentiate assignments.

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