Building Words

Have a volunteer make a card for each word part shown. You may want to use three colors to differentiate the word parts: prefixes, word roots, and suffixes. Invite students to combine different prefixes and suffixes with at least three word roots to build as many new words as they can. Have them write the words. Remind them that a spelling change may occur when a suffix is added. Students may want to use a class dictionary.

Word Parts
 Prefixes Suffixes
 Word Roots  
word cards

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