Prefixes and Suffixes


ELAR-Grade-4 Foundational Skills Prefixes and Suffixes
Students learn to read and write words with prefixes and suffixes. Then they learn how prefixes and suffixes affect the meaning of base words. Finally, they build real and made-up words by combining affixes and roots from a list.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn to read and write words with prefixes and suffixes. Then, they learn how prefixes and suffixes affect the meaning of base words. Finally, they build real and made-up words by combining affixes and roots from a list.

Students will work in small groups in Scenes 4 and 5.

Objectives

  • Read words with prefixes and suffixes.
  • Spell words with prefixes and suffixes.
  • Understand how prefixes and suffixes affect word meanings.

Duration

One class period.


You may be familiar with the difference between the meaning of the words read and reread. Did you know that the reason the words have different meanings lies in the first two letters, re-? In this experience, you will learn more about reading, spelling, and understanding words that have word parts called prefixes and suffixes.

Objectives

  • Read words with prefixes and suffixes.
  • Spell words with prefixes and suffixes.
  • Understand how prefixes and suffixes affect word meanings.


smiling and frowning faces

Think of a word that describes something. That word is called an adjective. Now try to add a few letters to the beginning of the word to make it mean the opposite. Need a hint? Look at the picture.


Write the two words you thought of. Separate them with a colon (:), like this— read: reread

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