Prefixes are added to a root word to change the meaning of the word. Each prefix has a different context. When students learn the purpose of each prefix, they can understand the importance of various vocabulary words. New words become easier to understand because students can break down the existing word. By learning prefixes, students can have better comprehension and demonstrate improvement in their writing.
Most new skills, such as learning prefixes, take time and practice to master. However, Bingo is a fun game that most children are familiar with and an entertaining option for practicing prefixes. In this bingo game, students have to read the prefix and match it to a root word on the bingo board.
- All students have a Bingo board and card with all of the prefixes.
2. The dealer has a set of prefix cards and picks a single card.
3. When the dealer calls out a prefix, students use that prefix to place in front of words on the student's board.
4. If the student can make a word with the prefix and the root word on the board, a student can put a bingo chip on their board.
Players win by getting 4 in a row or play to cover the board. Have fun!
Written by Karen Oliverio.
Karen is a Brainspring Tutor in Clarkston, Michigan, and a Kindergarten teacher in Pontiac, Michigan.
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