This language lesson is designed for 3 to 6-year-old children. It guides the child to understand the meaning of suffixes and form new words by adding a suffix to a word.
What is a suffix?
A Suffix is a letter or group of letters added to a word at the end. Adding a suffix changes the meaning of the base word and forms a new word. The purpose of adding a suffix is to show what class of word it is (For example, noun or adjective).
This video lesson is a follow-up activity of suffix lesson 1. It guides the child to form new meaningful words by adding suffixes such as ( er, ed, ly, ing, and ist) to the base words.
Some more common suffixes with examples are:
- age: vintage, village, postage
- al: revival, arrival
- dom: boredom, freedom, kingdom
- ee: employee, payee
- er/or: diver, driver, director
- hood: brotherhood, childhood
- ism: capitalism, Marxism,
- ist: capitalist, socialist
- ment: disappointment, parliament
- ness: happiness, kindness
- ship: friendship, membership
- able/-ible: drinkable, flexible
- ed: bored, appointed
- al: brutal, postal
- en: broken, wooden
- ful: grateful, helpful
- ic: Heroic, classic
- ish: English, Spanish
- ive: active, passive
- less: homeless, hopeless
- ly: rarely, actively
- ous: famous, nervous
- y: cloudy, rainy, windy
en: harden, shorten
ify: clarify, identify
- ly: calmly, easily, quickly
Watch the video to know more about suffixes and how they help to form a new word. Encourage the child to practice this concept with different English words and help them improve their vocabulary.
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Video Created by: Sharmeen Niazi (Archgate Montessori Academy, Plano, TX)
Elementary | Language | Suffixes: The Key Experience (English)
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