Peter Pan Word Study Organizers (Prefixes and Suffixes)
This set of activities can be completed as part of your Peter Pan Book Unit or completely independent from the book. Begin your study by having students create foldable graphic organizers for the prefixes and suffixes. The unit focuses on the following:Continue Reading
Playing “Spoons”” is a great way to practice skills. Here’s how to play:
Playing the Game
The spoons are placed in the center of the table within reach of all players and four cards are dealt to each player. Players take one card from the four dealt and pass it the player on the left. The player then receives a card passed from the player on their right. All players simultaneously pass a single unwanted card face down to their left, and then take the card that the player to their right passed to them. This continues until someone collects a matching set of four. [Four cards containing the same root word.]Continue Reading
Memorizing lists is not the most effective way to teach prefixes, suffixes, and root words. Sure, many students can learn definitions and pass a quiz. This helps little with application. Definitions are soon forgotten.
Teaching Tip # 2 Association
Students will remember prefixes, suffixes and root words if they can associate them with words they already know. For instance, most students know that equal means same size, quantity, or value. Knowing this will help students remember the Latin Root equ/equi. It means same, equal, similar, and even. With this association, students can break down additional words to figure out their meanings. Continue Reading