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Roots & Affixes

5th Grade

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 5.2.A*

demonstrate and apply phonetic knowledge by:
  • (i) decoding words with consonant changes, including/t/ to/sh/ such as in select and selection and/k/ to/sh/ such as music and musician;

  • (ii) decoding multisyllabic words with closed syllables; open syllables; VCe syllable; vowel teams, including digraphs and diphthongs; r-controlled syllables; and final stable syllables;

  • (iii) decoding words using advanced knowledge of syllable division patterns;

  • (iv) decoding words using advanced knowledge of the influence of prefixes and suffixes on base words; and

  • (v) identifying and reading high-frequency words from a research-based list;

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 5.3.C

identify the meaning of and use words with affixes such as trans-, super-, -ive, and -logy and roots such as geo and photo; and

Florida - Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking: ELA.5.V.1.2

Apply knowledge of Greek and Latin roots and affixes, recognizing the connection between affixes and parts of speech, to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in grade-level content.

5th Grade Reading - Roots & Affixes Lesson
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