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2 Kristin Roslonski EDCI 519 October 16, 2007 with Sally Sleuth

3 You can figure out the meanings of new words by learning about the three (3) word parts:  roots –word bases  prefixes – word beginnings  suffixes – word endings Root words, prefixes, and suffixes are everywhere! (Click on the green arrow to continue.) You can figure out the meanings of new words by learning about the three (3) word parts:  roots –word bases  prefixes – word beginnings  suffixes – word endings Root words, prefixes, and suffixes are everywhere! (Click on the green arrow to continue.)

4 Why learn root words, prefixes, and suffixes? Why learn root words, prefixes, and suffixes? Root Words Root Words Prefixes Prefixes Suffixes Investigation Trail

5 “Knowing root words can help you understand and remember difficult words much better. Roots are everywhere! And not just under trees and plants! ;-) Let’s investigate!” “Knowing root words can help you understand and remember difficult words much better. Roots are everywhere! And not just under trees and plants! ;-) Let’s investigate!”

6 Root WordDefinitionExample am, amorlove, likingamiable, amorous audhear, listenaudio, auditorium biolifebiography, biology cyclwheel, circularbicycle geoearthgeography, geology A root word is a base word. You can change the meaning of it by adding suffixes and/or prefixes.

7 love, liking My best friend is amiable. The mama penguin and her baby are amorous. My best friend is amiable. The mama penguin and her baby are amorous.

8 hear, listen The band played music in the auditorium. The audience clapped at the end of the performance. The band played music in the auditorium. The audience clapped at the end of the performance.

9 life Biology is the study of life. Your biography is the story of your life. Biology is the study of life. Your biography is the story of your life.

10 wheel, circular I want to ride my bicycle. It is important to recycle paper, plastic, and cans. Another name for a tornado is cyclone. I want to ride my bicycle. It is important to recycle paper, plastic, and cans. Another name for a tornado is cyclone.

11 earth My favorite subject is geography. Geology is the study of the earth. My favorite subject is geography. Geology is the study of the earth.

12 “You can find prefixes at the beginning of many words. Even the word “prefix” has a prefix! Let’s investigate some of the places where you’ll find prefixes!” “You can find prefixes at the beginning of many words. Even the word “prefix” has a prefix! Let’s investigate some of the places where you’ll find prefixes!”

13 PrefixDefinitionExample pre-beforepreview un-notunhappy re-back, againreread, replay non-notnonsense sub-undersubmarine A prefix is a group of letters that comes before a root word. They can change or clarify the meaning of the root word.

14 before Make a prediction about the story before you read it. I love watching movie previews. Make a prediction about the story before you read it. I love watching movie previews.

15 not Sad songs make me feel unhappy. The old sofa is very uncomfortable. Sad songs make me feel unhappy. The old sofa is very uncomfortable.

16 again, back It’s important to review before a test. Let’s watch a replay of the homerun! It’s important to review before a test. Let’s watch a replay of the homerun!

17 not We would like to sit in the non-smoking section. Do you like to read nonfiction? We would like to sit in the non-smoking section. Do you like to read nonfiction?

18 under A submarine travels under the water. I ride the subway into the city. A submarine travels under the water. I ride the subway into the city.

19 “You can find suffixes at the end of many words. They come after prefixes and root words. Think of suffixes as the dessert of a word! Yummy! Let’s investigate!” “You can find suffixes at the end of many words. They come after prefixes and root words. Think of suffixes as the dessert of a word! Yummy! Let’s investigate!”

20 SuffixDefinitionExample -s, -esplural, more than onebooks, sandwiches -edpast tense (regular verbs)called, learned -lesswithoutcareless, hopeless -erone who, a person whobaker, teacher -fulfull ofhopeful, careful Suffixes come at the end of a word. Sometimes a suffix will tell you what part of speech or tense a word is.

21 plural, more than one The girl has many dolls. How many sandwiches did you eat? The girl has many dolls. How many sandwiches did you eat?

22 past tense (regular verbs)  Jose called his mom.  We played soccer at recess.  Jose called his mom.  We played soccer at recess.

23 without Alma spent all of her money. She was penniless. Don’t be careless with other people’s things. Alma spent all of her money. She was penniless. Don’t be careless with other people’s things.

24 a person who does something The baker bakes cakes. A teacher is someone who teaches. The baker bakes cakes. A teacher is someone who teaches.

25 full of Thank you for the flowers. That was very thoughtful of you. A ballerina is a graceful dancer. Hopefully, there is gold at the end of the rainbow! Thank you for the flowers. That was very thoughtful of you. A ballerina is a graceful dancer. Hopefully, there is gold at the end of the rainbow!

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