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Phonics: Identify Base Words and Affixes to Read Multi-Syllabic Words

Encountering a new an unfamiliar word can stump even the best readers. Third graders learn how to assess the base, prefix, and suffix of words to help them determine its meaning. The class works together to go over a series of common prefixes and suffixes, using each to create words. They then practice analyzing words using their new-found skill.

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