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teaching prefixes im- ir- un- dis 
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I need urgent help in teaching these prefixse im- ir- un- dis which are used for making negative?This is the first time ı am dealing with this subject because of the curriculum.ı want to sth enjoyable and intersting or the best way to teach them

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Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:51 am
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Well if we are limiting the prefixes to only a few and they all have the same meaning, then the only games I can think of are matching games-Concentration or matching the prefix with a root word. For example root words:

kind
legal
likely
literate
allow
happy
mortal
natural
possible
legible
movable
connect


root words with prefixes:

unkind
illegal
unlikely
illiterate
disallow
unhappy
immortal
unnatural
impossible
illegible
immovable
disconnect

I think with more prefixes to play with then there more games options become available. Check the link for more ideas: http://www.gamequarium.org/dir/Readquarium/Vocabulary/Prefixes/

Hope this is helpful. :)


Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:54 pm
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How about a bingo game?

First brainstorm a load of adjectives from the class, and write on the board those that can be preceded by the prefixes you want to teach. Collect about 50 suitable adjectives in total.

Each kid has do draw a six-square grid in his/her notebook, and chose six of the words from the board to fill it.

Call out a prefix. Any kid with a word that can be preceded by that prefix can cross it off. Carry on until you get a winner who has crossed off all six words. This will probably happen quite quickly, and there may be several "winners". Briefly check the results for mistakes/cheating, and repeat the process as required.

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Hi,
I've taught prefixes and suffixes at the grade 1-3 elementary level (EFL that is) here in Taiwan. One of the ways that I used was obviously first presenting the meaning of the prefix (i would try to use the prefix with more common words like reread to get a good understanding before moving onto more uncommon words like imperfect.

Then I'd play a riddle game. I'd place the prefixes on the board for example, give a clue like, "I want to do my homework again." Stress the word homework and kids will know they have to use this word and then add the appropriate prefix. Whoever gets the answer right can get points, or participate a side game that you can have running. Hope this helps!


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