Lesson: Prefix Puzzles

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to create a puzzle that identifies the meanings of common prefixes.

Lesson Plan

 

Context Clue Activity: 

Objective:  Students will be able to create a context clue puzzle.

Activity: 

prefix puzzles:  students find words with prefixes put the root word on one piece of the puzzle and the prefix on the other, when they attach the puzzle pieces they write the new meaning of the word on the back of both the pieces.  Find a friend to complete your puzzle, learn your new words, and use them in a sentence.

When students have finished their puzzle they can put a friends puzzle together to identify new words based on the prefix.

These puzzles are great to use in centers and can be used focusing a variety of different prefixes.

You may want to create different prefix lists that the students can chose from.

I have attached a list of common prefixes to use in this lesson.

Students can also paste these on pieces of construction paper and write a addition sentence that shows how they are adding the prefix to change the meaning.

It can look like this ___________ prefix + _____________ root word = new word with new meaning: ____________________________

Lesson Resources

Prefix Puzzle Center  
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http://teacher.scholastic.com/reading/bestpractices/vocabulary/pdf/prefixes_suffixes.pdf
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