Teaching prefixes can be both fun and challenging. This simple game is a great way for students to practice. Be sure to check out the bottom of the post for some additional prefix resources to help with you study.
Plan for a small group activity. Run off the spinner boards for each group onto cardstock. Add spinners to the center of each. These may be purchased spinners or simply a brad and paperclip will work. Continue Reading
Teaching students to use correct negative prefixes can be both fun and challenging. This post contains three resources to help teach negative prefixes:
A mnemonic device anchor chart helps students remember when to use il-, im-, in-, ir-, and ig-.A teaching video ~~ I found this video extremely helpful. It’s length is a little under 15 minutes long. This might lose some students, but I found watching it helped me to know how best to present the material to my students.A free printable booklet to use in the classroom ~~ This mini book takes just three sheets of paper plus an optional cover for each booklet. Students can use this to make their own reference book.
I ran across this mnemonic device and knew that it would be a great way for my students to remember when to use il-, im-, in-, ir-, and ig-. Continue Reading
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
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