Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots Round-up

Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots Round-up, with Free Classroom Resources

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.

Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots – Classroom Activities to Try Now

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.

Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots - Classroom Activities to Try Now

Word Relays with Prefixes, Suffixes, and 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.

Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots – Free Anchor Chart

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.

Prefix Suffix Root Chart

Suffixes and Parts of Speech – Two Lessons in One

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.

Affixes and Roots – Free Anchor Chart

Here’s another notebook chart. This one includes a version with spaces for students to write in their own examples.

Fold, Cut, Color-Code, and Play

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!

Fold, Cut, Color Code, and Play - Prefixes and Suffixes

Teaching Affixes and Roots – Step by Step

If you are looking for some teaching tips for working prefixes, suffixes, and roots into your language arts lesson planning, check this one out.

Teaching Affixes and Roots, Step by Step fb

Latin and Greek Roots Activities

This post introduces my slide presentation and activity sheets for teaching Latin and Greek roots, with a big list of the roots included.

Latin and Greek Roots Activities

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.

Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots Free card game

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