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Grades 6 – 8
Interactive Type Learning About Language
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Effective vocabulary instruction requires active and positive student participation. In addition, familiarity with high-frequency affixes and roots promotes comprehension of numerous words in which they occur as meaningful chunks. In this online activity, students flip two chips to mix and match four word parts and make four words. Students then insert the four words into a paragraph, using context clues to determine where each word belongs. After each exercise, students can print their work to check whether they placed the four words in the paragraph correctly.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Flip-a-Chip: Examining Affixes and Roots to Build Vocabulary

Do your students detest having to define vocabulary words? Don"t confine them to worksheets—turn the study of affixes and roots into a hands-on contest to create context-rich vocabulary puzzles.


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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.


Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

ROOTing Out Meaning: More Morphemic Analysis for Primary Pupils

Help students learn to construct meaning from word parts.


Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Flip-A-Chip to Build Vocabulary

This word-game strategy builds vocabulary and comprehension while motivating students.