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1 Root Words and Affixes

2 Root Words beauty hope cycle happy

3 Changing the Meaning of a Word Having pizza and ice cream for dinner was unexpected. My little brother flexed his muscles and pretended to have superhuman strength. It is hopeless to study right before a test.

4 Changing the Use of a Word The princess was a beauty. The princess was beautiful.

5 Common Affixes and Their Meanings AffixMeaningExample -able bene- bi- hyper- -ous pre- re- sub- un- capable of good two over, above having qualities of before again below not fixable benefit biannual hyperactive ravenous prepay review subway unharmed

6 Guided Practice with Root Words and Affixes Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. 1. In the paragraph above, what is the meaning of prehistoric? A. relating to a time after history B. relating to a time before history C. relating to a time during history D. relating to a time outside of history Charlie promised he would buy the tickets to the new movie about prehistoric times. However, he forgot and the movie sold out. I knew I shouldn’t have asked Charlie. He is often unreliable.

7 Guided Practice with Root Words and Affixes Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. 1. In the paragraph above, what is the meaning of prehistoric? A. relating to a time after history B. relating to a time before history C. relating to a time during history D. relating to a time outside of history Charlie promised he would buy the tickets to the new movie about prehistoric times. However, he forgot and the movie sold out. I knew I shouldn’t have asked Charlie. He is often unreliable.

8 Guided Practice with Root Words and Affixes Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. 2. In the paragraph above, what is the meaning of unreliable? A. overly reliable B. normally reliable C. not reliable D. below reliable Charlie promised he would buy the tickets to the new movie about prehistoric times. However, he forgot and the movie sold out. I knew I shouldn’t have asked Charlie. He is often unreliable.

9 Guided Practice with Root Words and Affixes Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. 2. In the paragraph above, what is the meaning of unreliable? A. overly reliable B. normally reliable C. not reliable D. below reliable Charlie promised he would buy the tickets to the new movie about prehistoric times. However, he forgot and the movie sold out. I knew I shouldn’t have asked Charlie. He is often unreliable.

10 Guided Practice with Root Words and Affixes Read the sentence below and answer the question that follows. 3. In this sentence, what does the word monorail mean? A. one track B. trolley C. unstoppable D. two tracks We saw the monorail train moving quickly towards us.

11 Guided Practice with Root Words and Affixes Read the sentence below and answer the question that follows. 3. In this sentence, what does the word monorail mean? A. one track B. trolley C. unstoppable D. two tracks We saw the monorail train moving quickly towards us.

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