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The Word Mapping Strategy

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Transcript of The Word Mapping Strategy

What's a morpheme?
a
morpheme
is a word part with
meaning

Examples:
Un-
means
not
What's a syllable?
A word part that centers on a
vowel
sound.

It has no meaning.
Morphemes vs. Syllables
Unladylike

Syllables
: Un la dy like

Morphemes
: Un lady like
Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
How do the parts of words help us understand their meaning?
What's a Prefix?
A word part (morpheme)
Placed at the
beginning
of a word
Has
meaning
Changes
or adds to the meaning of the word

re + cycle
What's a Root?
A morpheme (
word part
with meaning) that...
Can be at the beginning,
middle
, or end of a word
Also can be the
whole
word
Gives the word its
main
meaning.
What's a Suffix?
A
morpheme
(word part with meaning) that:
is at the
end
of the word.
affects
the word's
form
or meaning
means "again" or "back"
Example
"Aster" means "star"

at the beginning of a word:
aster
oid
in the middle of a word: dis
astro
us
at the end of the word: dis
aster
the whole word:
aster
Examples
Noun to verb: glory -> glor
ify
Verb to noun: invent -> inven
tion
Adjective to noun: slow -> slow
ness
Adjective to verb: modern -> modern
ize
Noun to adjective: recreation -> recreation
al
Verb to adjective: drink -> drink
able
Now Let's Practice!!
With an elbow partner, identify as many prefixes, roots, and suffixes as you can!

Be careful! Not all the words have all the morphemes!
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