Do YOU teach prefixes and suffixes? WE DO!
I teach at Title 1 school. My first graders are learning English, trying to learn to read, and for some, WE are their biggest supporters!
When I introduce grammar…. it can be a struggle.
The Busy Teacher has a great post on 5 Fun Ways to Teach Grammar to ESL students.
Fluentu.com also has a great post on teaching grammar to ESL students.
First, one of my grammar lessons this week was teaching first graders ( EL’s & EO’s) how to add prefixes to base words AND how to define them for reading and writing!
A very HIGH LEVEL CONCEPT for seven-year-olds!
Then, I started with LOTS of vocabulary. We started with BASE WORDS. Then we added prefixes. LOTS of classroom discussions. We moved around the room working with different partners. We played games, And… we worked HARD!
My newest product helped us A LOT!
Match the FLOWER and the FLOWER POT to make new vocabulary words!
Finally with practice, chants, dances, movement, discussions, partners, and lots of practice… ALL students can learn to add prefixes to their repertoire of skills and strategies for reading, writing, and word work.
NEXT? SUFFIXES! Here we go! 🙂
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