Word Parts Pack: Prefixes, Root Words, & Suffixes Activity Pack (13 pgs)
What the knowledge of word parts (prefixes, root words, suffixes) can do to student reading test scores will be greatly influenced by the understanding of Latin roots. It gives students the background knowledge to make educated guesses, rather than entirely random guesses, on challenging vocab words.
>Best for grade 6+
>13 pgs. (including cover & key) >The pack can be completed in a couple of days by mid-level classes in high school, or, drawn out for a good week for 6-8th grade or struggling learners.
>Perfect for the sub folder as well, especially for a multi-day absence.
>The pack includes:
Both group & independent activities such as: peer quizzing, graphic organizers, worksheets, four pages of detailed reference lists of common word parts, and a crossword puzzle.
Meanings & examples handouts of all the most common word parts (can be used as a year-long reference)
Student Dictionary >The workbook ends with an activity called Student Dictionary. The final project is great to put in the school or classroom library- dictionaries made by students!
>The activity is very flexible time-wise; depending on teacher requirements, the activity can be done from an hour or multiple class periods. >In essence, a student, or in pairs, create (typically silly & with a fair bit of flexibility) words using prefixes, root words, suffixes, and usually one real word.
Example 1: hyperpizzaous Meaning: Excessively full of pizza.
Example 2: semiectosnowflakesism Meaning: The belief that it's snowing half-sized snowflakes.
<>Extension activity: When the student dictionaries are complete, have the "authors" who made it write a page of fiction using 10 of their words. Then, give the writing to another student/small group to read. Will readers need to use the authors' dictionary to find meanings of the made-up words, or, will they be able to figure out meanings of those words based on their knowledge of the Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes learned in this resource?