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Rooting Out Meaning: Morpheme Match-Ups in the Primary Grades

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 30-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Helen Hoffner, Ed.D.

Helen Hoffner, Ed.D.

Ridley Park, Pennsylvania


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology






Envelopes to store Morpheme Match-Ups cards

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1. During the lesson, students will form words by combining two morphemes. To prepare for this activity, make copies of the Morpheme Match-Ups handout, which is available in the Resources section. One copy will be needed for each group of four students. You should also obtain one envelope for each group of four students.

2. Students will access the Word Central website to confirm the meaning and spelling of the words they form. Visit this site before the lesson to become familiar with its use.

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