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How Many Do You Know?

Don't we LOVE those precious teachable moments that crop up during our teaching day?  Knowing morphemes (word parts) will help you seize many more of those teachable moments. See how many you know. (This is just a sampling of 25 of 110 highly interchangeable word parts.)


Read the question first then click on the correct missing word using the Word Bank .

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1. If  pre  is part of a word, it has something to do with___________
2. If  oct  is part of a word, it has something to do with__________.
3. If  anti  is part of a word, it has something to do with ____________.
4. If  tain  is part of a word, it has something to do with ____________.
5. If  ceed or cede is part of a word, it has something to do with __________.
6. If  bene  is part of a word, you should think of something ___________.
7. If  re  is part of a word, it has something to do with ____________.
8. If  trans  is part of a word, it has something to do with ____________.
9. If  con  is part of a word, it usually has something to do with _________.
10. If  cogn or gnos  is part of a word, it has something to do with ________.
11. If  hyper  is part of a word, it has something to do with ____________.
12. If  viv  is part of a word, it has something to do with ____________.
13. If  ject  is part of a word, it has something to do with ____________
14. If  able or ible  is part of a word, you should think of  ____________.
15. If cred  is part of a word, it has something to do with  ____________.
16. If  ambi or amphi is part of a word, it has something to do with ____________.
17. If  spect  is part of a word, you should think of ____________.
18. If  omni  is part of a word, it has something to do with ____________.
19. If  gon  is part of a word, it has something to do with ____________.
20. If  dic  is part of a word, it usually has something to do with _________.
21. If  less  is part of a word, you should think of  ____________ .
22. If  port  is part of a word, you should think of ___________ something.
23. If  fract or frag is part of a word, it has something to do with __________.
24. If  vert  is part of a word, it has something to do with ____________.
25. If  pend  is part of a word, you should think of something ___________.

How did you do?    

If you did not do well, I suggest that you are missing many impromptu teaching opportunities. I can tell you from experience that knowing highly interchangeable morphemes will help YOU be a better teacher and will help your STUDENTS be better and faster learners!

I once read, "Why teach thousands of individual words, when you can teach their interchangeable word parts?"  That made a lot of sense to me.  So, why don't you and your students learn these interchangeable word parts together? It will help YOU be a better teacher and will expand your students' vocabulary by literally thousands of words, helping them become INDEPENDENT LEARNERS.  The great thing is, all the work has been done for you in a great unit of study called, Word Analysis:  Unlocking the Meaning of Words. It covers 110 morphemes and includes activities, tests, and plenty of review. You can even get electronic Flashcards for practice. This unit of study (which takes only minutes a day for about 10 weeks) will have a huge impact on your students' learning FOREVER in ALL subjects and will enhance YOUR teaching FOREVER!   After learning even the first few sets, you will never think of words the same again (and either will your students).  To find out more about Word Analysis: Unlocking the Meaning of Words click here and check out Set #1.



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