Root Words and Affixes I can use root words, prefixes and suffixes to understand the meaning of an unknown word. Rachel A. Darnell
What is a affix? An affix is a a prefix or suffix, that can be attached to a base, stem, or root word. Affixes include; prefixes suffixes
What is a root word? A root word is a word that has a prefix, suffix, or both added to it. The root word is the word withoutany added parts. For example: singing sing the root word is _______ The root word can also be called the stem or the base word.
What is a prefix? A prefix is a word part that is added before the root or stem or base word. Examples of prefixes mis + lay = mislay un + kind = unkind re + act = react pre + fix = prefix
What is a suffix? A suffix is a word part that is added after the root or stem or base word. Examples of suffixes happy + ness = happiness danger + ous = dangerous reason + able = reasonable hope + less = hopeless care + full = careful just + ify = justify
Get out those white boards and let’s practice. Underline the root words . Circle the prefix or suffix. singing
unzipped searched enraged You are doing great!
dismount unloading tramping Keep up the good work!
important unfriendly beloved Good job!
uneasy dishonestly homeless WOW! I think you got it!!
Now, it’s your turn. Get with a partner. Together think up three words that have prefixes and suffixes. Underline the root words. Circle the prefixes and suffixes. Be ready to share in ten minutes. Underline the root words. Circle the prefixes and suffixes.