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Word Study Program: Prefix Word Building Game

By Beth Newingham on March 8, 2013
  • Grades: 3–5

This word study game is created by attaching both of the game board files (see links below) to create a 2x2 game board. In this game, students build new words using prefixes and root words. The recording sheet also emphasizes vocabulary development as students must use the words they make in a sentence to show that they understand how a prefix changes the meaning of a word.

To play, you will need to create a prefix spinner with the prefixes mis-, pre-, re-, un-, dis-, and de- to play the game. This game can be altered and used for suffixes as well. (You would just need to change the root words and create a suffix spinner.)

Download spin-a-word game board top and spin-a-word game board bottom (The Print Shop files). Download Prefix Spin a Word Recording Sheet (Microsoft Word).

Comments (3)

I would love to download this game - WITHOUT paying for an app. The recording sheet does not open as a Word doc - doesn't open at all. Anyone, please???

the game is interesting,but not information on how to go about playing, except,spinning the wheel.

I am so excited to print off this gameboard, but cannot access the links- they don't seem to work any more. Thanks!!

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