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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


Calendar Activities


Professional Library



Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 16

Dictionary author Noah Webster was born in 1758.

Students play a variation of the game Balderdash to practice vocabulary.


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Grades   5 – 12  |  Printout  |  Informational Sheet

Common Content Area Roots and Affixes

This printout offers 50 or so common roots, prefixes, and affixes that give students access to hundreds of key concepts across the content areas.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

ROOTing Out Meaning: More Morphemic Analysis for Primary Pupils

Help students learn to construct meaning from word parts.


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