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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.

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Root Words and Affixes

I can use root words, prefixes and suffixes to understand the meaning of an unknown word.

Rachel A. Darnell

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Get out those white boards and let’s practice.

Underline the root words .

Circle the prefix or suffix.

singing

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unzipped

searched

enraged

You

are

doing

great!

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dismount

unloading

tramping

Keep

up

the good

work!

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important

unfriendly

beloved

Good

job!

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uneasy

dishonestly

homeless

WOW!

I think

you got

it!!

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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.