I used to dread teaching prefixes, suffixes, and roots more than anything else. Finding resources were few and far between and were usually worksheet based. The resources that were available that went beyond the worksheet, needed so much prep. This is where the Month by Month Word Study from Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots comes into play! Are you ready for this?
Word Work Interactive Notebook for Prefixes & Suffixes is sold separately here.
This particular resource was in my mind for over six months! I wanted it to be perfect and kept going back and forth on the best way to present it to you. After many, many months of deliberating in my own mind I decided to make one complete product. From experience, students that interact with these words on a daily basis will be more likely to retain what they learn and extend their learning to what they read and write. With that said, this resource is HUGE, but each month students will continue to work with words and word parts previously learned. All activities were designed to take approximately 15-20 minutes, that’s it! It’s doable and it works!
What is included within the Month by Month Word Study from Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots:
There are a total of 50 target words that students will interact with throughout the year. Each target word centers around a root and contains a prefix, suffix, or both. Students will refer back to target words every week and build connections with new words they encounter.
Each target word comes with a teacher planning page and contains the following:
A flapable is provided for students to complete when a word is introduced. Students write the target word, box the root, and underline the prefix and/or suffix. A box is also provided for students to rate their understanding of the word.
You can download the free vocabulary rating scale HERE.
After students have rated their understanding of the new target word, they define the word, use it in a sentence, and illustrate it under the flap.
The study and activities for each target word will follow the acronym for WORDS.
The WORDS display can be downloaded HERE for free.
Each activity contains a printable and step-by-step directions.
Activities include Word Breakdown, Word Sort, Word Invention, Word Spoke, Make Words (2 versions), and Guess My Word
Target Word Cards – Students manipulate previously introduced prefixes, suffixes, and roots to make new words. Words can be real or neologisms (words that make sense according to word parts, but they are not real words found in the dictionary).