Word Learning and Vocabulary Tools
Word Learning tools are instruments to help children increase their vocabulary and spelling skills. We focus on those word learning tools that enhance students' vocabularies as well as Scrabble play: prefixes, suffixes, root words, and word families. Provided below are prefix, suffix, root word and word family tools that are useful for children to continue learning and building that vocabulary.
A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to modify or change it's meaning.
English Club: This site provides a list from A-Z of letters or phrases that can be placed at the beginning of a word.
Enchanted Learning: Listed on this site are prefixes to place in front of words along with what they mean and some examples. Also provided are documents that allow you to test your knowledge by writing words with the given prefixes.
Root words are words with no prefixes or suffixes added to it, the stem of a word.
Study Zone: On this site, there are a list of words and you are given the root word, prefix and suffix of the word with a picture to go along with it.
Reading Rockets: Provided on this site are a list of Latin, Greek and Common roots words with their definitions and examples.
A suffix is a group of letters placed at the end of a word to make a new word.
English Club: On this website, there are two ways a suffix can change word, derivational meaning the new word has derived from the original word, and second inflectional which means changing singular to plural.
Enchanted Learning: Listed on this site are suffixes to place at the end of words along with what they mean and some examples. Also provided are documents that allow you to test your knowledge by writing words with the given suffixes..
Word Families are a group of words that have a common feature or pattern, with the same combination of letters and a similar sound. Here is a link to printable list of the 37 most common word families.
Kid Zone: Provides a number or downloadable and printable worksheets for children to practice combining the right word families and their correct beginning letters.
The Measured Mom: This site gives children and families a growing collection of word learning games and pintable's provided by teacher to help others.
RWS Tutoring: The Center for Adolescent Literacies ReadWriteServe Tutoring website includes activities for teaching word families.