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General Lesson Plan Template

Grade Level: 5th Number of Students: 21 Instructional Location: Burdell- Hunt Date: 10/30/18

Lesson Goals
Central Focus of Lesson:

How does the addition of Prefixes & Suffixes to Root words effect the meaning?

Standard(s) Addressed:
ELAGSE5RF3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. a. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound
correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multi-syllabic words in context and
out of context.
ELAGSE5L4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content,
choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. a. Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a
word or phrase. b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph,

Lesson Objectives and Demands

Content Objectives:

- Recognize affixes in words with sentences.

- Be able to construct words to advance meaning.
- Have a full understanding of how the words change once an affix is added.
Key Vocabulary in Lesson:

Affixes, Suffix, Prefix, Root Word, Greek, Latin

Language Objectives:

Students should be able to use these words in writing, constructing, listening, and discussing

Lesson Considerations
Prefix, Suffix, Root Word Puzzle pieces (30)
Prefix, Suffix, Root Word Sandwich Pieces (30)
Prefix, Suffix, Root Word Chart Divider (1)
Dry Erase Markers (8)

Prior Academic Learning and Prerequisite Skills:

Students will need to know the basic definition of the root words as will as the location and significance to Greek and Latin to our

The definition of the word is not strongly altered by the addition of affixes.
- Asking the Host Teacher about the student’s awareness of Affixes and Root words
- Starting the Lesson with the students answering several questions that I present them with.

Lesson Plan Details:

Introduce the topic :
Questions ; “What are suffixes , prefixes , and root words?” , “Do you know the basic affixes ?” “How do they affect the words meaning
after they are added”
Explain to the students that the will be a test just not in the normal way they are used to .
- A review powerpoint ( because students have already been introduced to the topic.)
- Instructional group stations
#1 – Create words with puzzle pieces
#2 - Prefix , suffix, and root words sandwhiches
#3 – Seeing the words in text and understanding its meaning.
- Plicker Assessment
- Final questions , Asking the students what they have learned.
Lesson Introduction - “Before”:

Get to know the student’s engagement levels

Tell them the purpose of understanding Prefixes, suffixes, and root words.
Asking the students basic questions.

Learning Activities - “During”:

- Instructional group stations (divide the students into fours, students will only rotate once)
Group Stations
#1 – Create words with puzzle pieces
#2 - Prefix, suffix, and root words sandwiches
#3 – Seeing the words in text and understanding its meaning.
(Instructions for each group will be found on the zip lock bag)
Closure - “After”:
Asking each group to explain what they did in the group and what they have learned.
Assessment results will show if students know and can apply the words to sentences. Also, if students can determine the new meaning
of the root word.
This will show the students, my host teacher, and I where they need improvement and who needs it the most.

Evaluation Criteria:
I will be able to determine if students retained any information by the results that Plicker provides.
Next Step: What will be the most logical next step for students after this lesson?

Specifically, what foundation did this lesson build or provide that will be utilized in some way in the following lessons?
The most logical step would be to continue to advance the students ability in understanding root words. By them understanding more
advanced root words it will increase their knowledge over all.
Rotate in the groups two more times so that it will allow for adequate practice.
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