Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Vocabulary: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes

 Today's Learning Objective   * Use common Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word. 


BrainpPOP Video and Quiz: Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes  "Do prefixes, suffixes, and root words project you into a state of discombobulation? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby demystify these important word components. You’ll find out how prefixes and suffixes can change a word’s part of speech, and even its meaning. You’ll also learn about the order in which prefixes, suffixes, and roots appear in a word. Tim will explain the definitions of some common prefixes and suffixes, and let you in on what languages many of them originally come from! So prepare yourself for a super-fun English reviewification!"

 Flocabulary Videos: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots  Now let's join our friends at Flocabulary for a couple of videos that break down for us these important word parts with melody and rhyme. 

"It's Greek to Me": Greek Affixes and Roots Online Game  Represent your country in the Olympics! You not only have to be strong, but you have to be smart to win. Play "It's Greek to Me" and learn about Greek influences on the English language.

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least one entry by the end of the day Friday.)  (2.) Continue working on the assignments Literary Elements and Devices ("The Quinceañera Text"), Dynamic Character ("The Quinceañera Text"), and 100 Word Challenge: Picture Challenge, all of which will be due Friday, February 5.

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