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Suffix Teaching Activities and Ideas

Suffixes

Be sure to check out last week’s post “Prefix Teaching Activities and Ideas.” The prefix post contains some ideas and free printables for teaching suffixes. 

Activity #1 – Activity for Google Slides

Activities and Ideas for Teaching SuffixesThis activity for Google Slides helps students practice using suffixes that change the part of speech in words. This is a “View Only” file. You must save a copy on your computer before you can edit the file. Here is a one minute YouTube video that will show you how to save the copy.

Activity #2 – Three Anchor Chart Ideas

Anchor charts are a great way to teach skills. Use them as a reference, as an interactive activity, or to model information that should be written on a foldable organizer. This section show examples of all three of these. Be sure to click on either the last illustration or the link in the paragraph below it to receive the free printable organizer.

Anchor Chart Idea #1 (Reference)

Activities and Ideas for Teaching Suffixes

Anchor Chart Idea #2 (Interactive)

Activities and Ideas for Teaching Suffixes

  1. Using large flip chart paper, draw three to four vertical lines to form columns.
  2. Label each column with one suffix.
  3. On sticky notes, write base or root words that form real words when added to one of the suffixes listed on top of the anchor chart. Note: When completing this activity for the first time, using base words that form only one real word works best. For example, piano only forms a real word when the suffix -ist is added. Pianoible, pianoion, and pianor are not real words.
  4. Students place the sticky notes onto the anchor chart in the column that forms a real word when the suffix is added to the word on the sticky note.

This activity may be completed in small groups, as part of a learning center, or as an early finisher project.

Anchor Chart Idea #3
(Pair Anchor Charts with a Foldable Organizer
for Interactive Notebooks)Activities and Ideas for Teaching Suffixes

Click here to download this free foldable organizer that goes over six rules for spelling words with suffixes correctly.

Activity #3 – Free PowerPoints

Click on the images to download these two free PowerPoints.

 

PowerPoint #1 Activities and Ideas for Teaching Suffixes

Activities and Ideas for Teaching Suffixes

This editable PowerPoint makes a quick easy review. Each of the ten slides asks a single question. Students must determine which prefix or suffix to add to the base word to answer the question. The teacher then clicks to reveal the answer. The slides include five prefixes and five suffixes. You can add, delete, or change the slides to fit the needs of your students. You can also easily change the prefixes and suffixes to the ones you are teaching.

PowerPoint #2

Activities and Ideas for Teaching Suffixes

A Real World Example PowerPoint – This short PowerPoint was created as a hook activity for a lesson. It starts with a note Mom leaves about what snack you, the reader, are allowed to have. It contains just five question slides. Students must understand the meanings of the prefixes and suffixes to answer the questions. Again, this editable PowerPoint can be easily adapted or expanded to fit the needs of your students. 
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Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Word Study

Peter Pan Word Study 

Peter Pan Word Study ~ Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

 

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:

  • inter-
  • fore-
  • de-
  • -hood
  • -some
  • -ward

Peter Pan Word Study (Prefix and Suffix Organizers)

Peter Pan Word Study Games

After going over the prefixes and suffixes, have students practice by playing the games. This game was such a hit that the students asked if they could play it again the next day.

Peter Pan Word Study ~ Students had so much fun playing this suffix game that they asked if they could play it again the next day.

 

 

 

Peter Pan Word Study ~ Free printable prefix game is a fun way for students to practice with the prefixes : fore-, inter, and de-.

Two game activities are included for students to practice with these six affixes. The first is a “Prefix Trail Game” and the second is a “Suffix Card Game.”

Peter Pan Word Study ~ Students will have a blast playing this suffix game.

Peter Pan Word Study – Root Word Organizers

Finish your study by having students create foldable graphic organizers for the root words. Everything is together in one convenient pdf. You can get it here.Peter Pan Word Study ~ Foldable Root Words Foldable Graphic Organizers

 

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Prefix and Suffix Puzzles

 

Students will enjoy this free

In this activity, students practice creating words with prefixes and suffixes  using context clues. Here’s how the activity works:

Using the Prefix and Suffix Puzzles:

Students match up two puzzle pieces to form words. Students then read the sentences. They select the best word that will fit into the blank space of the sentence from the words that were made by joining together the puzzle pieces.

A “Student Response Sheet” is provided for students to write answers. This is a great activity for a learning center, for morning review, or for differentiated instruction. Also, students do not have to read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to enjoy using this activity cards.


Click here to get the game.

Students will enjoy this free

Common Core Skills

Language Arts Skill ~ Context Clues

Language Arts Skill ~ Prefixes and Suffixes

Foldable OrganizerFREE Prefix and Suffix Foldable Organizers

If you discover your students need practice going over definitions of roots, check out these four FREE foldable graphic organizers. You will find these foldable graphic organizers in the July 6 – August 10, 2015 Monday Blog Posts.

 

Follow these links to see the entire book unit:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz FREE Book Unit

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 1

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 2

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 3

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 4

Root Words Spoons Game

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 5

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 6

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 7

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 8

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 9

Pronoun Task Cards

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 10

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 11

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 12

Prefix Game

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 13

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 14

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 15

Prefix and Suffix Puzzles

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 16

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 17

Punctuation Task Cards

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 18

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 19

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 20

Analogy Game ~ Round About

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 21

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 22

Context Clues Task Cards

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 23

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 24

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Teaching Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words

Teaching Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words

Teaching Tip #1 Memorization

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 # 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.

Here’s a list of examples:

equation

equal sides on math problems – When the values of 2 mathematical expressions are equal


equator

equal halves of Earth – n imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles – It divides the earth into northern and southern hemispheres (2 equal parts). Its latitude is 0°.


equiangular


equal angles


equilateral


equal lengths – having all its sides of the same length


equinox


equal calendar year – This is the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator. The equinox is when day and night are of equal length (about September 22 and March 20).


equivalent


equal in value, amount, function, meaning


equable


equally stable – a person who is tranquil, steady, or uniform


equilibrium


equally balanced – when 2 opposing forces are balanced


equity


equal justice – equality for everybody

Teaching Tip # Use it or Lose It

Once students are acquainted with a new prefix, suffix, or root word, encourage them use it in their speech and writing. This may be as simple as awarding points to essays when students use words containing recently practiced prefixes, suffixes, or roots.

Free Printable Graphic Organizer #1 

This free organizer is designed to be flexible. You could start by having students practice with the organizer containing preset words. Once students have an understanding of the way the organizer works, give them the blank organizer. With this organizer, students can practice with any prefix or suffix. This is a great way to supplement your existing prefix and suffix lessons. Click on the links below to download the organizers and answer key.

Free Printable Foldable Organizer

Free Printable Graphic Organizer #2

Students have trouble remembering how words change when suffixes are added. This staggered flip organizer reviews six spelling rules. The rules include the following:

  • doubling the final consonant
  • dropping the final e
  • when to keep the final e – first rule
  • when to keep the final e – second rule
  • changing y to i
  • when not to change y to i

Click on the link to download this free staggered flip organizer.  

Additional Teaching Resources

If you are looking for more activities to help with your prefix and suffix unit, you may wish to take a look at this resource on Teachers Pay Teachers. Prefixes and Suffixes contains graphic organizers, mini posters, and fun hands-on activities to help students better understand affixes.

Prefixes and Suffixes Activities

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