This prefix & suffix collection can be used to help your students master root words, prefixes & suffixes.
We have created a collection of resources designed to help you build your students’ word part skills in your classroom (root word, suffix, prefix focus).
This assortment includes a variety of options for you to teach your students about root words, prefixes and suffixes. There are three different downloads available. All three resources are can be found at the bottom of this post.
Teaching about Root Words, Suffixes & Prefixes
(An Instructional PowerPoint)
The first resource you will find at the bottom is a PowerPoint presentation designed to help you with your initial instruction of root words, suffixes and prefixes. You will find definitions as well as examples and a few interactive class brainstorming slides.
Save and open this PowerPoint file. You can then select “reading view” so that the PowerPoint will display correctly on your interactive white board. To transition between slides, simply click on each slide. You will be unable to make changes to the background but you will be able to change the wording to fit your specific needs if you desire.
Printables for Root Words, Suffixes & Prefixes
The second resource is our printable collection. We have provided a variety of assessment, practice and center activities to help students understand and master their understanding of root words, prefixes and suffixes.
The printables begin with “I Can” standards for classroom display. We have included the statements that match 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade standards.
The assessment pieces within the printables can be used for pre and/ or post assessments in your classroom.
You will also find charts for students that can be added to reading or word work notebooks. We have included versions that are completed and others meant for students to fill out so you can choose the option that works for your needs.
“Show the Word” pages ask your students to draw the meanings of words containing prefixes or suffixes. A second version first asks students to create a word by adding a suffix or a prefix to a root word and then to illustrate the word.
The first center set we have provided is on a polka-dot background. This set of cards includes words with prefixes and suffixes along with their definitions. You might include all of the cards or only the prefix or suffix cards depending on your classroom focus. Students can match each word with the definition.
The second center set is on a striped background. To prepare this center, print and laminate these two striped pages. Next, laminate and cut apart the paint splat cards. The student’s task is to place the word card on the matching sentence on the striped boards.
PowerPoint Game for Root Words, Prefixes & Suffixes
Set up this PowerPoint presentation on your student computers for morning practice or during literacy centers. This is also a good option to use if you have a smart board in your classroom as a whole group discussion activity.
To play, students click on the words in the title slide (first slide) and they will be taken to the first question. If the question is answered correctly, students will receive slide giving them some affirmation and praise. They then click on the wording and are taken to the next question. (Students must click on the actual text for the slides to correctly work.)
When students answer a question incorrectly, they will reach some type of “Try Again” slide and will need to click on those words to be taken back to the original question for another chance.
The game is created so that the final slide is linked to return to the first slide.
Click on the following links to reach the three resources described above:
The font used on the PowerPoints is KG Miss Kindergarten. If you wish to make changes to suit your needs, you will need this font downloaded on your computer.
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Thank you to PrettyGrafik Design on etsy for the cute background papers.