I forgot to include this activity in my posts regarding prefix, suffixes and root words. Going along with the toolkit idea from my TPT download, you can use nuts and bolts to practice meanings. I went to the local hardware store and picked up a handful of nuts and bolts. I was looking for a double bolt where I could place the root word on and add a nut on either side. The only ones I found were blunt edged on one side with a pointy screw on the other side. Although it would likely be a fun activity, I try to avoid materials that would impale me.
Anyhow, it's pretty simple-the key is to get the largest bolts you can find, then write the names of the prefixes, root words and suffixes you want to practice.
Overall it was a pretty cheap activity, coming in under 5.00.
1 week ago