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  1. Roots and Affixes

  2. What Do You Already Know? • What are roots? • Where are they in a word? • Are they dependent or independent? • What are prefixes? • Where are they in a word? • Are they dependent or independent? • What are suffixes? • Where are they in a word? • Are they dependent or independent?

  3. Prefix • Is added to the beginning of a word

  4. Root • A root word is a word you can change into a new word by adding a beginning and/or an ending. • It is the most basic form of a word that is able to convey a particular description, thought or meaning.

  5. Suffix • Is an ending that is added to a root word

  6. Practice Words! • Interject • Inter=prefix, ject=root • Transform • Trans=prefix, form=root • Visible • Vis=root, ible=suffix • Inspector • In=prefix, spect=root, or=suffix • Production • Pro=prefix, duc=root, tion=suffix

  7. Why Are We Learning This? • Big words are made up of many smaller words and by understanding affixes, you can figure out the meaning of many bigger words. • It also helps with your spelling!