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    Grade Level: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4, 9-10.4, 11-12.4
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    Context: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4a, 3.4a, 4.4a, 5.4a, 6.4a, 7.4a, 8.4a, 9-10.4a, 11-12.4a
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    1) Suffix Study -ABLE --

    Directions: includes the SUFFIX -ABLE as part of your vocabulary study at! Suffixes modify and extend meaning. Use nine suffix word puzzles at grade level for each of these nine common suffixes. (The grade level for each vocabulary word using a suffix is noted.)
    Study these suffixes: -able, -ance, -arium, -hood, -ian, -ity , -less, -logy, -phobia
    Clue: 1. Determine the meanings of each suffix and study the vocabulary words in the suffix vocabulary word list.
    2. Solve the suffix vocabulary puzzle by using the definition and part of speech clues. Put your answers INSIDE the boxes.
    3. At the bottom of the last suffix word puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and the use of each vocabulary word in a sentence.
    Vocabulary Word List: Alphabetical list and grade level of "-ABLE" words. Bearable, Expandable, Incurable, Portable, Reliable, Respectable, Sociable,Transferable Suffix -ABLE and -IBLE mean "able, can do."

    Suffix Study -ABLE --

    1)  Conveying or changing from one person, place or situation to another; transmitting (adjective)
    Root FER = carry, bear, bring

    2)  Capable of being opened wide: unfolded; enlarging from within or outside as in growth or addition of parts (adjective)
    Root PAND = spread out

    3)  Inclined to seek or enjoy companionship: affable, friendly (adjective)
    Root SOCI = partner, companion

    4)  Supporting a burden or strain: enduring; withstanding (adjective)
    Root BHER/FERR = carry, bring

    5)  Worthy of deferential regard; decent in character or behavior; fair in size or quantity; fit to be seen: presentable (adjective)
    Root SPECT = look, see, appear

    6)  Not capable of being restored to health, soundness or normality (adjective)
    Root CUR = cure, attention

    7)  Dependable; capable of being trusted (adjective)
    Root LEG = gather, choose, pick

    8)  Capable of being carried: easily moved from place to place (adjective)
    Root PORT = carry

    Additional Information:

    Other -ABLE words for middle school: detachable, honorable, laughable, refundable, renewable. Other -ABLE words for high school: edible, tenable, transmittable, unenforceable, visible.

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