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Word Parts Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots. Word Meaning Attack Skills When you come to an unknown word you can: Take the time to look it up in a dictionary.

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1 Word Parts Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots

2 Word Meaning Attack Skills When you come to an unknown word you can: Take the time to look it up in a dictionary (or glossary) Take the time to look it up in a dictionary (or glossary) Break the word into parts to try to figure out the meaning of each part and what the word means in-total Break the word into parts to try to figure out the meaning of each part and what the word means in-total For word parts to be used effectively, you need to learn a lot of word parts and their meaning. Roots are a different thing. For word parts to be used effectively, you need to learn a lot of word parts and their meaning. Roots are a different thing.

3 PREFIXES A word part that occurs at the beginning of a word A word part that occurs at the beginning of a word Alters the meaning of the root of the word Alters the meaning of the root of the word Both a prefix and a suffix can be used to double-change the meaning of a word Both a prefix and a suffix can be used to double-change the meaning of a word

4 Lists of Common Prefixes Check Table 2.1 for a list of common prefixes, page in your book

5 Roots Carry the basic or core meaning of a word Carry the basic or core meaning of a word There are hundreds (or more) root words, but the list of 37 (Table 2.2 in your book, p ) will help you in learning their meanings. There are hundreds (or more) root words, but the list of 37 (Table 2.2 in your book, p ) will help you in learning their meanings. A pre-test and post-test will be used to help you memorize the common root words A pre-test and post-test will be used to help you memorize the common root words

6 Suffixes Come at the end of a word and often will change the meaning of the word Come at the end of a word and often will change the meaning of the word A suffix can be a single letter such a Y. A suffix can be a single letter such a Y. You must know the meaning of the root to then apply the new meaning because of a suffix. You must know the meaning of the root to then apply the new meaning because of a suffix.

7 A List of Suffixes Table 2.3 in your book (p. 36) will guide you in learning the basic suffixes. Table 2.3 in your book (p. 36) will guide you in learning the basic suffixes. A Pre-test and Post-test will be used to guide you in attempting to memorize the suffixes you dont know. A Pre-test and Post-test will be used to guide you in attempting to memorize the suffixes you dont know.


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