This allows students to take apart words and identify their parts. Students write the words in the word bank, circle the suffix and underline the root.
Change or No Change?
Students will circle the suffix and underline the root for a given word. This will allow them to determine if a spelling change was made in order to add the suffix. After practice, students will begin to identify patterns to determine when a spelling change is needed.
Word Detectives –
Students need to see and use words and their word parts beyond simply memorizing them. Each practice page requires students to look within their own reading to find words that contain the prefix. Students will find words that contain the correct letters, such as the “de” in dealing, but it isn’t a prefix. The “de” is part of the word. The word would not exist without it. We want students to find both types and then sort them accordingly.