English Prefix and Suffix Lesson

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Summary:

This lesson is based on prefix and suffixes. Students will identify base words and explain how prefixes and suffixes change words and their meanings. This lesson is aimed at year 3-4.

Australian Curriculum Links:

  • Year 2 – Recognise common prefixes and suffixes and how they change a word’s meaning. ACELA1472
  • Year 2 – Joining discussion about how a prefix or suffix affects meaning, for example uncomfortable, older, and division. ELBE764
  • Year 3 – Understand how to use sound–letter relationships and knowledge of spelling rules, compound words, prefixes, suffixes, morphemes and less common letter combinations, for example ‘tion’ ACELA1485
  • Year 5 – Understand how to use banks of known words, as well as word origins, prefixes and suffixes, to learn and spell new words ACELA1513

Lesson:

Introduction:
  1. Read through information on smartboard: http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/wordstructures4l.cfm
  2. Discuss information on board
  3. Write down meaning of words
Body:
  1. Play smartboard game on prefix and suffix.http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/match/matchgeneric.asp?filename=jwildeprefix2http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/prefixsuffix.html

Conclusion:

  1. Model worksheet
  2. Students work through worksheet. Can work with person beside them if they need help.
  3. Early finishers: get students to write a list of prefix and suffixes on the back of the worksheet or in workbook.

 

Assessment:

  • Check work sample that students have completed.

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