Our list of suffixes contains many of the most-commonly used suffixes in the English language. There are many more. Words are at varying degrees of difficulty.
For your convenience, we’ve also included a brief meaning and ten example words for each one. Print the list and keep it has a handy reference tool in your notebook or on the classroom wall.
Here are screenshots of the words on our printable list:
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Be sure to add your own suffixes to our lists of
examples, especially if you
encounter words with certain endings that are difficult for you or your students to
Focus on teaching one suffix at a time, especially with younger students. Ask your learners to list more words throughout the day or week that share the same suffix as you compile longer classroom lists.
As always, be sure to use new words in context. Encourage students to use the new suffix words orally and in written work.
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