Our Decoding with Prefixes/Suffixes lesson plan combines decoding with learning the most common prefixes and suffixes. A list of prefixes is provided, along with their meaning and examples of words that use them. The same chart is included for suffixes. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively with a partner to write a sentence for each provided word without a prefix and then with the prefix, in order to demonstrate the way prefixes can change the meanings of words. Students are also asked to identify the correct prefix or suffix for provided words using the whole sentence as context.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.D