Use this set of tree themed resources to help your students think of prefixes and suffixes from root words.
Write the root word at the bottom of the tree and come up with new words by adding prefixes and suffixes in the leaves of the tree. This set includes a full-colour poster to laminate and write on as well as black and white worksheets that students can use for individual activities.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Uses a variety of strategies, including knowledge of sight words and letterâ€“sound correspondences, to spell familiar words
Uses a range of strategies, including knowledge of letterâ€“sound correspondences and common letter patterns, to spell familiar and some unfamiliar words
Draws on appropriate strategies to accurately spell familiar and unfamiliar words when composing texts
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Understand how to use banks of known words, syllabification, spelling patterns, word origins, base words, prefixes and suffixes, to spell new words, including some uncommon plurals
Understand how to use letterâ€“sound relationships and less common letter combinations to spell words
Learn some generalisations for adding suffixes to words
Understand how to use banks of known words, word origins, base words, prefixes, suffixes, spelling patterns and generalisations to spell new words, including technical words and words adopted from other languages
Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand how to use letter-sound relationships and less common letter patterns to spell words
Understand how to use knowledge of known words, base words, prefixes and suffixes, word origins, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new words
Understand how to use knowledge of known words, word origins including some Latin and Greek roots, base words, prefixes, suffixes, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new words including technical words
Build morphemic word families using knowledge of prefixes and suffixes
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