Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weekly Teaching Idea- Prefix, Suffix, Stem

Don't blink!  This week went by faster than I could blink!  Wow!  I just got finished watching my daughter on CBS Sports Network on her coed cheer team.  How cool is that?  With my son running track, my daughter cheer practice two hours away, and my husband out of town a few days this week, it was a whirlwind!  I have been working on a unit because I want to reteach prefixes, suffixes, and stem words next week before our state exam.  I introduce them throughout the year and use a week to revisit, study, and test.   I spend about an hour a day so if you don't have that much time to allow, I would spread it out over a two week span.

First, I copy the word cards on cardstock and laminate them.  I use a different color for each set of words (prefix, suffix, stem).  I make 5 sets.


Monday-  I hand out the study guide and use the "What is a Prefix" poster to reteach prefixes.  I then have students look up words for anti- in class and we fill out a Word Web together on our smart board.  I break the kids into groups and they play concentration with the prefix cards.  For homework, I ask them to come up with one word for each of the prefixes and tell them to study all the prefixes.


Tuesday-  I divide the prefixes up into groups of four.  I have the students in each group share their homework and fill out a Word Web for each of the words they were given.  You can even have them draw the word web on a big piece of bulletin board paper.  Then I have them share their group work with the whole class.

That same day I introduce suffixes using the "What is a suffix?" poster.  We do one together, play the concentration game with just suffixes, and find a word example for homework.

Wednesday-  We share homework with groups again, fill out Word Webs and share with class.

That same day, I introduce stem words using the "What is a Stem?" poster.  We do one together, play the concentration game with just stem words, and find a word example for homework.

Thursday- We share homework with groups again, fill out Word Webs and share with class.

We then play concentration using all the words!  For homework, they need to study their word sheet.

Friday- Test
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