Prefixes and Suffixes


ELAR-Grade-5 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 Scene 4.

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.


If you are promised a snack break during midafternoon, you will probably be annoyed if you don’t get it until 4:45. Why is that? What does the word midafternoon tell you about when you can expect your snack break? The meaning lies in the word part mid-, which means “middle.”

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.


team of researchers

If you have a friend who loves science, what might she be when she is an adult? To post more than one word, separate them with commas, like this: actor, builder

Post your answer

Discuss student responses. Students may choose a number of titles, but several may note the word scientist. Invite students to look at the word and consider how science and scientist are related. (One is a version of the other, with the same root meaning.) Note that some students may even use more sophisticated scientific titles such as biologist, environmentalist, paleontologist, archaeologist, and so on. If so, invite them to consider what the various names have in common.


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