Presentation on theme: "Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots"— Presentation transcript:
1 Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots Word PartsPrefixes, 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)Break the word into parts to try to figure out the meaning of each part and what the word means in-totalFor 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 Alters the meaning of the root of the wordBoth 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 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
6 SuffixesCome at the end of a word and often will change the meaning of the wordA 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.
7 A List of SuffixesTable 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 don’t know.