Common Prefixes Spelling Patterns

In our Common Prefixes Spelling Patterns lesson plan, students learn some common prefixes and how they can change the meaning of words. Students also learn how to create a “prefix tree” to help them visualize how prefixes and the words they’re connected to are related.

Our Common Prefixes Spelling Patterns lesson plan introduces students to prefixes. Through interactive activities, group work, and individual practice, students learn to identify prefixes and learn how common prefixes can change the meaning of a word. Students are asked to sort their spelling words by prefix, make a “prefix tree” to better visualize the relationship between a prefix and the word it’s attached to, and take a quiz to test their knowledge.

At the end of the lesson, students will correctly identify and use irregular plurals to spell words. Students will synthesize knowledge from the word sort in order to correctly spell transfer (bonus) words.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.C

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Language Arts


3rd Grade, 4th Grade

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