Suffix Study => 32 Suffix Words by Alpha offers 8 SUFFIX puzzles with the grade level of each word marked to the right of the word ending with a suffix. Use eight grade level words for each suffix, a total of 32 words.
These suffix activities include: able -ance -arium & -logy.

  • Common Core alignment to an Interactive Puzzle is to 2 key phrases: "DECODING and WORD ANALYSIS SKILLS" and "GREEK & LATIN AFFIXES and ROOTS".
    CCSS Alignment Strand numbers for Specific Grades:
    "Decoding" and "Most Common Prefixes and Suffixes"= "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: RF.1.3e, RF.2.3+d, RF.3.3+a+b+c, RF.4.3+a, RF.5.3+a (Reading: Foundational)
    "Greek and Latin Affixes and Roots"= "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4b+c, 3.4b+c, 4.4b, 5.b, 6.4b, 7.4b, 8.4b, 9-10.4b, 11-12.4b

    Word List: The 4 Suffixes and their means are:

    • ABLE means "able, can do"
    • ANCE or ANCY means "process; quality; state; and degree"
    • ARIUM means "a place for"
    • LOGY means "study of"

    Alphabetical listing of 32 words in our 8 separate puzzles:
    ABLE = Bearable, Expandable, Incurable, Portable, Reliable, Respectable, Sociable,Transferable;
    ANCE = Annoyance, Defiance, Dominance, Elegance, Endurance, Reluctance, Resistance, Tolerance;
    ARIUM = Aquarium, Auditorium, Columbarium, Crematorium, Planetarium, Sanatorium, Solarium, Terrarium;
    LOGY = Anthropology, Archaeology, Dermatology, Ecology, Geology, Mythology, Technology, Theology.

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