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Reading Skills and Resources » Roots and Affixes

Roots and Affixes Roots and Affixes

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Word Meaning through Structural Analysis

The student knows how adding beginnings and endings to words changes the meanings of the word.


Our review lesson:




Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots Song:




 


Grade level affixes and root words (available as a document in the downloads at the bottom of the page)

5th grade—

Roots: grade-appropriate root words

Prefixes: bi-, co-, de-, en-, tri-

Suffixes: -able/-ible, -ance/-ence, -ate, -ish

 

6th grade—

Roots: grade-appropriate root words

Prefixes: bi-, co-, de-, en-, tri-, auto-, con-, fore-, multi-, sub-, up-

Suffixes: -able/-ible, -ance/-ence, -ate, -ish, -age, -al, -ize/-yze, -ous, -some

 

7th grade—

Roots: grade-appropriate root words plus:  aero, aqua, biblio, bio, chron, dem, geo, graph, hemi, meter, micro, migr, mim, mort, phon, photo, scrib/script, tele, test,

 

Prefixes: bi-, co-, de-, en-, tri-, auto-, con-, fore-, multi-, sub-, up-, a-, be-, mid-, post-, semi-, super-

Suffixes: -able/-ible, -ance/-ence, -ate, -ish, -age, -al, -ize/-yze, -ous, -some, -ant/-ent, -ess, -ism, -ist

 

8th grade—

Roots: grade-appropriate root words plus:   aero, aqua, biblio, bio, chron, dem, geo, graph, hemi, meter, micro, migr, mim, mort, phon, photo, scrib/script, tele, test, agri, aud, bene, circum, corp, dict, dur, equ/equi, hydro, luna, nav, ped, psych, sci, sent/sens, sol/soli, spec, grade-appropriate base words

 

Prefixes: bi-, co-, de-, en-, tri-, auto-, con-, fore-, multi-, sub-, up-, a-, be-, mid-, post-, semi-, super-, ab-, im-, in-, inter-, mal-, uni-

Suffixes: -able/-ible, -ance/-ence, -ate, -ish, -age, -al, -ize/-yze, -ous, -some, -ant/-ent, -ess, -ism, -ist, -ee, -ette/-et, -ian/-ion, -ive


 


Did you know that 20 prefixes account for 97% of the prefixed words in the English language? Get these 20 prefixes memorized and you will find that reading for information will be a lot easier!

Here is an easy to use "flashcards" activity to help you memorize these 20 most common prefixes:

***The password is "lvsreading" (without the quotations)





Here is another group of 15 commonly used prefixes for you to learn:

****The password is "lvsreading" (without the quotations)




Did you know that 20 suffixes account account for 93% of the suffixed words in the English language? Get these 20 suffixes memorized and you will find that reading for information will be a lot easier!


****The password is "lvsreading" (without the quotations)



Most modern English words come from other languages. There are many, many root words but I have selected some of the most common Greek and Latin roots. Becoming familiar with these roots will be a great help when we read for understanding!

****The password is "lvsreading" (without the quotations)






 




Web based resources:

Jigword (Prefix online practice)

Spark Island Spin to Win (game)

Jelly Fish (game)

Short Circuit (game)


last update: 8/20/2013




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