THE POSSIBILITIES OF READING ARE ENDLESS WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND… Don’t be afraid. It is easy and fun to learn about these word structures!! OBJECTIVE: Students will use word structure (prefixes, suffixes, and root words) to determine the meaning of words. Understanding the meaning of prefixes, suffixes, and root words will help me to become a better reader!! Enter here to see examples. A prefix is a group of letters at the front of a word which changes the meaning of the word Click on me, and I’ll tell you all of the FACTS you’ll need to know about prefixes. disagree means not agree disappear means not appear dishonest means not honest distrust means not trust dislike means not like disobey means not obey uncooked means not cooked unharmed means not harmed unable means not able unafraid means not afraid unkind means not kind unlucky means not lucky misbehave behave badly means misspell means spell badly misuse means use badly mispronounce means pronounce badly misinform means inform badly misread means Read badly submarine means A vessel that goes under the water subnormal means below normal submerge means go under substandard means below the standard See how easy reading words with prefixes is!!! Use the PREFIX FORM to write down as many words and definitions that you can for each PREFIX. “il” means “not” “re” means “again” or “back” “un” means “not” “in” means “not” “im” means “ir” means “not” “not” Click here to get the PREFIX form. “de” means “con” means “from”, “away”, “with” or or “down”. “together” Click on me to take a quiz on prefixes!! Show what you know. A suffix is a group of letters added to the end of a word to make a different word Click on me to read all about the facts on SUFFIXES. likable means able to be liked enjoyable means able to be enjoyed moveable means capable of being moved collectible means able to be collected digestible means able to be digested reversible means able to be reversed Dancer means one who dances juggler means one who juggles painter means one who paints actor means one who acts conductor means One who conducts advisor means One who advises blacken means To make black cheapen means To make cheap fatten means To make fat Thicken means To make thick wooden means Made of wood golden means Made of gold DIRECTIONS: Use the SUFFIX FORM to write down as many words and definitions that you can for each SUFFIX. “ful” means “ness” means “state of being” “full of” “ous” or “ious” “y” means “like” means “full of” or “full of” “ness” means “ist” means “a “state or Click here person who condition of to get the does” SUFFIX being” form. “ent” means “having the “ish” means quality of”. “like” SUFFIX DICTIONARY Click on me to take a quiz on suffixes!! Challenge yourself and do your best. A root word is a word that has nothing added at the beginning or the end. It stands on its own as a word, it has a meaning. New words can be made from root words by adding beginnings (prefixes) and endings (suffixes). Click on me if you’d like to get more facts and see more examples of root words. Click on me to take a quiz on root words!! Show what you already know. Click on the word that you need to practice more. You can either SUFFIXES print out the worksheet or type your answers on a Microsoft Word form. if you’d like to type your answers on a Microsoft Word form.
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