Prefixes & Suffixes

Wow... time has been flying by!! I am trying to keep my head above water, but I am loving the quick pace.  Last week I said I was going to share what we did with prefixes and suffixes.  I had pictures on my camera and everything, but life got in the way. (By life I mean lesson plans and grading papers... lol!) 
Well last week we covered prefixes and suffixes... I was nervous, but the kiddos has a lot of fun.  Of course we had to put some tools in our Reading Spiral.


First, we put in a chart of the commonly used prefixes.
(Sorry about the sideways picture.)

Then, we put in our commonly used suffixes.  We also added 2 envelopes for flashcards.  The students had a blast using these to study.
We also made some fabulous circle maps.  Each student got a prefix and had to write it's definition, give 5 examples, use one of the examples in a sentence with CONTEXT CLUES, and then illustrate it.  (I forgot to take pictures of these, which I will do tomorrow and upload for you to see!!)
We had a lot of fun... this week we are onto genres. Hopefully I will have time to post all about that tomorrow! :) 
If you have any resources to share for prefixes & suffixes or genres, please let me know!! Leave a comment or email me... :)

I am in the process of uploading all of the prefix and suffix materials that are my originals to my Teacher's Notebook store. This should be done by Mon or Tues.... so if you want a copy of something you will be able to find it there.


  1. Hi Sandy,
    I just love reading your blog and I want to thank you for all your wonderful ideas! I did your reading salad in our Daily 5 notebook and it was perfect to go long with Comprehension Connections, which happens to be my all time favorite. I am going to do your prefix/suffix lesson and was wondering where you found your prefix and suffix charts? Did you make them? You are my inspiration as I begin my first year teaching 5th grade!


  2. Sandy- I LOVE what you used for prefixes and suffixes. I am about to start suffixes this week. Could you send me what you use? Thanks so much! Love your blog!


  3. Hi Sandy. I would love a copy of your prefix and suffix list if you're willing to share. Thanks.


  4. I have uploaded both lists to my stores.


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