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  1. Prefix Power! P Increasing your vocabulary skills, one prefix at a time. Monica Jackson Summer 2007 - EME 6415 Begin

  2. Prefix Power! – Informational Section • Target Audience: • Eighth grade students having scored a two or lower on the reading comprehension section of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Students scoring a two or below are enrolled in intensive reading courses. These courses are geared toward elevating reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. • Instructional Objectives: • To increase learners’ vocabulary skills by: • Providing general information about root words and prefixes. • Providing instruction about common prefixes and meanings. • Cognitive Learning Objectives: • Declarative: To learn about and correctly identify prefixes. • Procedural: To correctly identify prefixes and their meanings. • Strategic: To correctly apply prefixes to root words in order to change the root word’s meaning

  3. Prefix Power! - Introduction Increasing your vocabulary skills is a powerful way to better your reading comprehension skills. But memorizing every word just isn’t possible! That is why I am here. Follow me through this tutorial and together we will build our vocabulary through the power of prefixes! P

  4. Prefix Power! P A simple method for expanding your vocabulary skills is to learn about prefixes and their meanings. But what are prefixes? Let’s get started and find out!

  5. Prefix Power! – Root Words In order to understand what a prefix is, you must first learn about root words. Click me and find out! What is a Root Word? P

  6. What is a Root Word? • A root word is a word that you can make into a new word by adding a beginning or ending. Lets look at some examples, select one! EXAMPLE 1 P EXAMPLE 2

  7. Root Word-Example 1 • Here we have the root wordspell. • Add the beginning mis to it and you have misspell. • Root Word = Spell + (beginning) Mis = Misspell Return

  8. Root Word-Example 2 • Here is another example. • The root wordtest plus the beginning pre equals pretest. • Root Word = Test + (beginning) Pre = Pretest Looks like your ready for some practice using root words. Let’s go! Practice

  9. Prefix Power! – Root Word Practice Let’s see if you can identify the root word. Which part of the word Submarine do you think is the root word? Select your answer from the choices below. P SUB MARINE

  10. Prefix Power!– Root Word Practice Oops! Sub is not the correct root word. Give it one more try! ? Return

  11. Prefix Power! – Root Word Practice Excellent job! Marine is the root word. P Sub is the beginning that was added to the root word marine to make Submarine. More Practice

  12. Prefix Power! – Root Word Practice Let’s try another one before moving on to Prefix Power! Which part of the word Intertwine do you think is the root word? Select your answer from the choices below. P INTER TWINE

  13. Prefix Power! – Root Word Practice Oops! Inter is not the correct root word. Please try again! ? Return

  14. Prefix Power!– Root Word Practice Fantastic! Twine is the root word. P Inter is the beginning that was added to the root word twine to make Intertwine. Looks like you are ready for Prefix Power! Let’s get started! Prefix Power!

  15. Prefix Power! – What is a Prefix? Click me and let’s find out! What is a Prefix? P

  16. What is a Prefix? • A prefix is the beginning that is added to a root word. Lets look at some examples, select one! EXAMPLE 1 P EXAMPLE 2

  17. Prefix - Example 1 • Here we have the prefixRe. • Add the root wordtie to it and you have retie. • Prefix = Re + (root word) tie = Retie Return

  18. Prefix -Example 2 • Here is another example. • The prefixun plus the root wordtangle equals untangle. • Prefix = Un + (root word) tangle = Untangle Now that you know what a prefix is, let’s figure out how they can be powerful! Prefix Power!

  19. Prefix Power! How is a prefix powerful? Each prefix has its own meaning. With just the simple addition of a prefix to a root word, the entire meaning of the root word can change! P

  20. Prefix Power Learning the meaning of prefixes and how to use them can double your vocabulary! Let’s see how. Lets look at some examples, select one! EXAMPLE 1 P EXAMPLE 2

  21. Prefix Power! – Example 1 • Here is an example of how a prefix can change a root word’s meaning: • Prefix=Re means again • When re is added to the root wordplay it changes the meaning of play to play again. Return

  22. Prefix Power! – Example 2 • Here is another example of how a prefix can change the meaning of a word: • Prefix =Un means not or in reverse • When un isadded to the root worddo it changes the meaning of do to mean the opposite, to reverse what was done. Now that you understand what a root word and prefix is, let’s learn the meaning of some common prefixes. This will help boost your vocabulary skills! P Common Prefixes

  23. Prefix Power - Common Prefixes and Their Meanings Select each prefix to learn its meaning. ANTI AUTO DIS IL IN INTER MIS POST PRE RE SUB UN

  24. Prefix Power! • Now that you have learned the meanings of twelve common prefixes, it is time to put your knowledge to work! • The next few sections provide practice with using prefixes and their meanings correctly. Good luck! Prefix Review Prefix Practice

  25. Prefix Power! - Anti • Prefix: Anti • Meaning: Against or opposite to • Example: Now that it is winter time, George needs to add more antifreeze to his car. Return

  26. Prefix Power! - Auto • Prefix: Auto • Meaning: Self • Example: Jon Stewart wrote a book about himself, it is his autobiography. Return

  27. Prefix Power! - Dis • Prefix: Dis • Meaning: Not or away • Example: Margie was dissatisfied with her burger, she was not satisfied. Return

  28. Prefix Power! - IL • Prefix: IL • Meaning: Not • Example: The act of stealing is illegal. Return

  29. Prefix Power! - In • Prefix: In • Meaning: Not • Example: The doctor proved that the man on trial was insane. Return

  30. Prefix Power! - Inter • Prefix: Inter • Meaning: Between • Example: The cords for the two different computers were interchangeable. Return

  31. Prefix Power! - Mis • Prefix: Mis • Meaning: Wrong • Example: The young girls were scolded for their misbehavior. Return

  32. Prefix Power! - Post • Prefix: Post • Meaning: After • Example: The posttest was not very hard. Return

  33. Prefix Power! – Pre • Prefix: Pre • Meaning: Before • Example: Please prepay for your gas after 8 o’clock. Return

  34. Prefix Power! - Re • Prefix: Re • Meaning: Again • Example: The boy had to rebuild his fort after the storm blew off the roof. Return

  35. Prefix Power! - Sub • Prefix: Sub • Meaning: Below • Example: The furniture at the second-hand store was substandard. Return

  36. Prefix Power! - Un • Prefix: Un • Meaning: Not or in reverse • Example: The wooden rocking chair was uncomfortable without a pillow. Return

  37. Prefixes Un Sub Anti Pre IL Meanings Below Before Not Against Not or in reverse Prefix Power!–Practice 1 Match the prefix with the correct meaning by selecting the letter below each prefix. P A B C D E A B C D E A B C D E A B C D E A B C D E Help Practice 2

  38. Prefix Power! – Prefix Meaning Practice Oops! That is not the correct answer. Please try again and see if you can find the correct prefix meaning. Don’t forget you can use the help button! ? Return

  39. Prefix Power!– Prefix Meaning Practice Excellent Job!! You selected the correct meaning! P Return

  40. Prefix Power – Prefix Help ANTI AUTO DIS IL IN INTER MIS POST PRE RE SUB UN Return to Prefix Practice

  41. Root Word/Meaning __+sure = Not sure __+date = To date before __+write = To write again __+galactic = Between galaxies __+social = Against being social Prefix Pre Un Anti Re Inter Prefix Power!– Practice 2 Select the prefix that will correctly change the root word’s meaning. A B C D E P A B C D E A B C D E A B C D E A B C D E

  42. Prefix Power!– Prefix Meaning Practice 2 Great Job!! Unsure = Not sure P Return

  43. Prefix Power!– Prefix Meaning Practice 2 Great Job!! Predate = To date before P Return

  44. Prefix Power!– Prefix Meaning Practice 2 Great Job!! Rewrite = To write again P Return

  45. Prefix Power!– Prefix Meaning Practice 2 Great Job!! Intergalactic = Between galaxies P Return

  46. Prefix Power!– Prefix Meaning Practice 2 Great Job!! Antisocial = Against being social P Return Finish

  47. Prefix Power!– Prefix Meaning Practice 2 Oops! That is not the correct answer. Please try again and see if you can find the correct prefix meaning. ? Return

  48. Prefix Power– Now You Have It! Congratulations! You have just acquired the Power of Prefixes! Learning the twelve common prefixes and their meanings will not only help improve your vocabulary skills but your reading comprehension too! P End