Word Parts

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Word Parts

Base Words, Roots, and Affixes

Quick Write

What do you know about word parts?

What is a prefix? What is a suffix? What is a base word? What is a root? Give examples.

Write what you think. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Base Words

 A

base word

is a word part that contains the

core meaning

of a word and

can also stand alone

.

Examples

: form , operate , approve , believe , read , etc.

 re form , co operate , dis approve , believ able, r ead ing

Check for Understanding

Rally Robin with your partner to identify the

base words

in the following words: 1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

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Roots

 A

root

is a word part that contains the

core meaning

of a word and

cannot stand alone

.

Examples

: cred , man , bio , logy , etc.

 in cred ible, man icure, biology

Partner Talk

A – What is a

base word

? Give an example.

B – What is a

root

? Give an example.

A – Compare

base words

and roots.

B – Contrast base words and

roots

.

Prefixes

 A

prefix

is a word part added to the

beginning

a word that affects its

meaning

.

of 

Examples

: re , de , in , co , dis , etc.

 re form, de flate, in credible, co operate, dis belief

Check for Understanding

Rally Robin with your partner to identify the

prefixes

in the following words: 1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

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Suffixes

 A

suffix

is a word part added to the word that affects its

meaning

.

end

of a 

Examples

: tion , less , ful , er , etc.

 educa tion , care less , joy ful , teach er

Partner Talk

A – What is a

prefix

? Give an example.

B – What is a

suffix

? Give an example.

A – Compare

prefixes

and suffixes.

B – Contrast prefixes and

suffixes.

.

Card Sort

Use your cards to build words with base words, prefixes, and/or suffixes.

As you build a word, write it in your notebook to build a list. You may use a dictionary.

Summary

In the summary section of your notes, restate what you’ve learned about word parts today. Be sure to define

base words

,

roots

,

prefixes

, and

suffixes

You should write at least 5 sentences.

. Compare and contrast them. Give examples.

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