Add a suffix to the end of a root word and use the new words in sentences.
Use this worksheet as independent practice to support your vocabulary lesson.
This is a 1-page worksheet in which students will form words with the following suffixes and use them in sentences:
Through completing this activity, students demonstrate an ability to identify the meaning of and use words with common affixes.
An answer key is included in your download for easy grading.
Adding Suffixes Worksheet: Scaffolding + Extension Tips
In addition to individual student work time, use this suffix practice worksheet as a:
- Reading center activity
- Post-lesson exit ticket
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Got fast finishers? Students who need a challenge can write more words with the suffixes on the back of the paper and use them in sentences.
Students who need extra support can work in pairs to help them support one another’s learning.
A Variety of Ways to Prepare This Resource
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
Before You Download
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.
This resource was created by Kiri Sowers, a teacher in Illinois and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).
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