Meaning of Words with Affixes


This engaging lesson plan will have your students identifying root or base words in no time. They’ll also use common prefixes and suffixes to understand how the meaning of a word changes when they’re added. And to top it all off, your students will use their knowledge of affixes to determine word meaning.

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If you’re looking for a creative and engaging way to teach your students about word meaning, this lesson plan is for you! Using prefixes and suffixes is a great way to help students understand how these small changes can have a big impact on the meaning of a word.  The lesson includes two tables with the most common prefixes and suffixes used in the English language. It’s important for students to commit these to memory so they can quickly recall them when they encounter a word with one of these affixes. With this lesson plan, you’ll have everything you need to help your students understand how prefixes and suffixes can change the meaning of a word.

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3rd Grade


Language Arts

State Educational Standards


Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state