At both Classroom in the Middle Blog and the store, you’ll find lots of teaching ideas, classroom activities, and resources about prefixes, suffixes, and Latin and Greek roots, but for now, I’ll focus on the blog posts. Here’s a round up of posts about these tricky little vocabulary elements.
Here are some great, ready-to-use fun activities to motivate your kids in their vocabulary study. Check out the card game (also shown below), and the color-coding activity for Latin and Greek Roots.
This post describes a tried-and-true classroom game that kids love. It can be played with any list of vocabulary words or even a list of affixes or roots.
Download this handy little chart from the blog post and make copies for your students to keep in their notebooks or post it on your classroom wall.
Do your kids know that they can identify parts of speech simply by looking for certain word endings? Check out the lists of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs that you can identify by their suffixes, or download the PDF to save for later.
Here’s another notebook chart. This one includes a version with spaces for students to write in their own examples.
This post presents games and other entertaining activities from Classroom in the Middle’s store for practicing with words that include prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Check out the old-school file folder game!
If you are looking for some teaching tips for working prefixes, suffixes, and roots into your language arts lesson planning, check this one out.
This post introduces my slide presentation and activity sheets for teaching Latin and Greek roots, with a big list of the roots included.
Free Classroom Game
Here’s that free game! It’s an activity that kids love – an I Have . . . Who Has . . . game about prefixes, suffixes, and roots. There are twenty-eight cards in the set, plus two blank cards in case you want to add more questions to customize the set for your class. The cards are arranged six to a page, and game directions and an answer sheet are included.