This roots, prefix & suffix collection can be used to help your students learn root words, roots, prefixes & suffixes.
We have created a collection of resources designed to help you build students’ word part skills in your classroom (root word, roots, prefix, suffix focus).
This assortment includes a variety of options for you to teach your students about Greek & Latin roots, 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, Greek & Latin roots, Prefixes & Suffixes
(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, roots, prefixes and suffixes. 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. You can also edit slides for changes, duplicate slides to create more examples or delete slides you don’t feel are needed for your students.
Printables for Roots, 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 4th and 5th grade standards.
There is a set of 24 task cards you could use at a center, with a small group or even as a SCOOT game. These come with a recording page for answers and an answer key.
The assessment pieces within the printables can be used for pre and/or post assessments in your classroom. There are six Quick Checks for you to choose from.
You will also find charts for students that can be added to reading or word work notebooks. There are five different pages so you can choose the ones that work best for your learning goals.
Finally, we have provided a set of Exit Tickets in case you want to do quick checks for understanding throughout your teaching of roots, root words, prefixes and suffixes.
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 I Need a Font. If you wish to make changes to suit your needs, you will need this font downloaded on your computer.
We also have these other resources on our 456 site:
And here are some related resources that you might find helpful on our 123 site:
Root Words, Prefixes and Suffixes Collection (This collection is similar to this post, but is intended for primary students. It does not address Greek and Latin roots.)