Prefixes, suffixes & plurals

A resource that focuses on prefixes and/or suffixes (including plurals).

These resources were created to support learners in developing knowledge of spelling rules.

Handout 1 can be used to support learners who struggle with spelling words with an interior /ks/ sound, such as access and excess.

Handout 2 can be used to support learners who struggle with spelling words that start with PER and PRE.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Functional English - writing
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies

Root word family cards are two sets of flash cards that can be used to visualise the concept of root words to entry level and L1 students.

The entry level cards contain a number of root words and their word families, with a picture representation of each word. The level one sheet contains a higher level of vocabulary and the pictures have been removed.

Lesson Ideas

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
Rw/L1.3
Rw/E3.1
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Ww/E2.2
ESOL
ESOL Ww/L1.1a Apply knowledge about vocabulary to aid accurate spelling
ESOL Ww/E3.1a Apply spelling knowledge to a wide range of common & special-interest words
ESOL Ww/E2.1b
ESOL Rw/L1.3a Recognise and understand an increasing range of vocabulary
ESOL Rw/L1.1a Use reference material to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
ESOL Rw/E3.5a Use variety of reading strategies to read/understand unfamiliar words
ESOL Rw/E3.1a Recognise and understand relevant specialist key words
ESOL Rw/E2.3a Use context & range of phonic / graphic knowledge to decode words

This is a set of ‘shun’ suffix word cards to accompany the “Which suffix -cian -ssion, sion or tion?” resource (see below).

Print the sheets onto card or have them laminated, then cut up the individual root word cards for learners to sort under the correct headings.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
ESOL
ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)
ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)

This colourful PowerPoint aims to teach learners about the structure of words in the English language. Numerous examples are given to help learners think of their own root words, suffixes and prefixes.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Rw/L1.3
Rw/E3.5

Visual colour-coded resource, explaining the main plural spelling rules. Created for E2/E3 learners, but could also be useful for all visual learners working between E2-L2.

Includes: colour-coded fact sheet, blank table, worksheet and flash cards to cut out and laminate. Could be used for a number of different activities.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
ESOL
ESOL Ww/L1.1b Use strategies to aid accurate spelling
ESOL Ww/L1.1a Apply knowledge about vocabulary to aid accurate spelling
ESOL Ww/E3.1a Apply spelling knowledge to a wide range of common & special-interest words
ESOL Ww/E2.1b

Useful worksheet for higher Entry 3 learners. A cloze exercise where all the missing words end in the suffix -sion. It also improves vocabulary and encourages the use of a dictionary to check the meaning of unknown words.

As an extra challenge – or for Level 1 learners – fold the word list (at the bottom of the sheet) over so the learner has no clues.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3

A recently designed resource that I wanted to share with my fellow skillsworkshop users. I wanted something to use with my learners as a spelling lesson. I have tried to involve various activities to help motivate and keep interest whilst learning spellings.

Resource includes a cloze exercise, comprehension questions, homophones and plurals, and a final crossword to check skills.

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries
Catering Food Nutrition

18 words to sort according to plural spelling rules. Ideal for display on a smartboard.
Created with Wordle , a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/07/using-wordle-in-classroom.ht…

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies

Covers both regular and irregular plurals (10).
The great thing about this activity is that it is created from a template (available in the Activity Toolkit, in the Smart Notebook Gallery) and can be quickly and easily edited to include specific spellings for your students.
See Dave’s other Notebook word games below.
Please note you must have the Smart notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use this resource http://smarttech.com/

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies

The Cardigan is a set of professionally written resources based on the popular reader from New Leaf Books

Includes imagery, speaking & listening, symbols, spelling (changing y to an i) and memory skills. Encourages readers to get the most out of the book.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Fiction
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
AL Rt/E2.4 Use illustrations and captions to locate information
Rt/E2.3
Rt/E3.8
SLlr/E1.5
SLc/E2.4
Wt/E2.1
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling