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Constructing English Words - Prefixes, Roots and Suffixes

This is an introduction to the building blocks of words in the English language. Students will know how prefixes, roots, and suffixes construct a word. They identify and become familiar with common examples of each of these.
Robert Nowlin, MA Intercultural Stud., MA Teaching
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Students will build words using prefixes, Greek/Latin roots, and suffixes.
Students will create a tool that they can use to practice word building. 
As a teacher who supports reading and writing in public the middle school setting, I have guided students through a word study with the goal of writing our own learner-sensitive definitions. While this particular class will not have ample time to go into the depth needed for students to do this kind of word study independently, this lesson can be a brief sample of what a future course of mine would look like once your child shows interest. 
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Students will receive practice materials in the form of a blank graphic organizer, and word bank containing prefixes, roots and suffixes will be included. Also, access will be provided a free episode to my video podcast, called, "Literacy Support: Using Word Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes to make meaning."
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Students will be assessed informally through the Quizziz web site, which is an interactive and competitive way to practice placing word parts with the appropriate roots and suffixes.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Robert Nowlin, MA Intercultural Stud., MA Teaching
Lives in the United States
"My advice is: you always have to keep persevering." - Temple Grandin
15 total reviews
23 completed classes

About Me

I am a teacher in an urban middle school. I believe that there are many different ways to learn, and many different forms of intelligence. I say this as someone who often had to self-advocate my way through school. I believe that everyone can... 
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