Building words

Goals

Lesson Plan

The Activity page appears in the menu entitled 'This Unit' in the upper right. On the Activity page, you will find slides that can be displayed using a projector or smart board. Each slide presents some prefixes, root words, and suffixes.They will appear on cards. With the cards on the screen, students will then need to do the following:

The students' task will be to use the cards to generate as many words as possible. It’s not just about creating words: it’s about explaining what they mean too and showing that you can use them in a real sentence.

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Building words: Activity

In this activity, explore how words are built out of a prefix, base form and a suffix

What meanings do different prefixes and suffixes have? Can any base form take any prefix or suffix? How can you manipulate language to create new forms? For example, deread is not an English word. What might it mean?

Prefixes Base forms Suffixes
ab-
mis-
dis-
re-
un-
de-
inter-
sub-
use
read
set
-ful
-able
-less

Prefixes Base forms Suffixes
re-
mis-
dis-
adjust
read
understand
connect
calculate
arrange
do
interpret
agree
allow
entangle
construct
pay
-ment
-able
-ion

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