Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation When in Rome: Discovering the Meaning of Affixes - Section 3: Group Game


While some students are going to have just discover that words can be dissected, for some students you'll have to give them an opportunity to play around with the words and manipulate them. A game seems to be one of the best ways to do that. This game gives them intrinsic motivation to learn the meaning of prefixes and to use them correctly by putting words together correctly. The game can be extended by adding suffixes or adding to the prefix deck as students learn more words. After students learn how to play the game, it can become a station or an independent activity at other points in the unit.

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When in Rome: Discovering the Meaning of Affixes

Unit 6: Letter Writing, Dictionary Skills, and Language Study
Lesson 5 of 5

Objective: SWBAT construct and define words made up of prefixes and base words.

Big Idea: First students learn about prefixes and the meaning of common prefixes, then use them to figure out the meaning of words made of up those prefixes.

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English / Language Arts, prefix, dictionary (Sources of Info), Comprehension (Reading), homophones, 4th grade, prefixes, Fourth Grade, affix, game, card sort, Letter Writing, dictionary, dictionary skills
  40 minutes
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