The best way to determine the meaning of a word you don’t know is to break it down into simpler parts. If you know what the parts mean, then it’s easier to decode the definition of the full word.
This 328-page companion book to the 500 Prefixes, Suffixes, and Stems Fun Deck provides multiple contexts for students to learn and remember Greek, Latin, and other word parts (agro, cogn, hum, mega, ped, syn, etc.). Two example words, along with sample sentences and an illustration, help reinforce the meaning of each prefix, suffix, or stem.
Each of the 50 chapters in this book contains six worksheets you can easily copy. The word parts appear alphabetically in the book so you can easily coordinate your instruction with the Fun Deck. Extension activities ask students to:
- write the meanings of common prefixes, suffixes, and stems
- answer multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank exercises
- read and respond to paragraphs containing example words
- write sentences to show their understanding of each lesson’s words
Also, each chapter ends with a quiz for you to use as either a test or student review. The answer key, located at the back of the book, makes checking students’ work quick and easy.