Vocabulary: Morphemic Elements, Make It Meaningful

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Scholars learn to find meaning in words using affixes with a language arts activity. In pairs, children sort cards with printed sentences that include words with the prefixes mis- and pre- and the suffixes -er, -ness, and -able. Then, using knowledge of the base word and affix, pupils determine the meaning of each term.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • This collaborative activity would work nicely as a center during language arts rotations in most elementary grade levels
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes learners are familiar with the meanings of the base words used in the activity
  • Suggestions are offered for extending or adapting the activity to meet the needs of all students
  • A graphic organizer is provided for exploring words with other affixes

Common Core