teaching resource

Suffix Saga - Vocabulary Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  17 Apr 2023

Practise building and using words with common suffixes with a fun vocabulary game!

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  3 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  3 - 5

teaching resource

Suffix Saga - Vocabulary Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  17 Apr 2023

Practise building and using words with common suffixes with a fun vocabulary game!

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  3 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  3 - 5

Practise building and using words with common suffixes with a fun vocabulary game!

Build a Bigger Vocabulary with This Suffix Activity

Use this resource as a game for your reading station, a guided reading activity, or a whole class exercise.  

Players take turns moving along the game board using the spinner. They say a word not yet mentioned using the suffix they landed on and put it in a sentence. If correct, they stay on the square they landed on. If they are incorrect or cannot think of a word, they must return to the space they started. Play continues in this same manner until someone lands on the Finish square.

Scaffolding + Extension Tips  for English Games

Challenge students who understand the concept to write sentences with suffix words. They can also define the meaning of the suffix, root word, and new suffix plus root word. 

Support students who need help understanding the concepts by providing visuals from your affixes teaching presentation as a reference. 

More Activities Using Our Vocabulary Games

Use this resource as independent practise for fast finishers and full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, formative assessments, and more.

👉 Knock Off

Have your students stand up and make a line across the room. Project the game board on your screen. Use our Random Name Picker widget to draw a student’s name and roll for them to land on a suffix space. If the student correctly uses the suffix with a word, they tap the person either to their left or right with their elbow. The person who is tapped must return to their seat. If the student can’t answer, they must sit out. Play continues until only one student is standing.

📽️ Group Lesson 

This activity can be used as a post-lesson assessment or exit activity. Using your smartboard or another projection device, present the entire game board. Roll a number cube and move along the board to a suffix space. Give students 1 minute to think of a word to use with the suffix in a sentence. Collect the papers to see if any students need help understanding the concepts.

Easily Prepare This Suffix Activity for Your Students

Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. We’ve also included Black-and-White, as well as colour versions.


This resource was created by Kiri Sowers, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

 

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