21: Let’s Put the PRE in Prefix!

SLP Prefix

When your students are exposed to new language and come across a word they don't know, that's when you need to employ strategies. You've tried context clues, synonyms, and antonyms. Picking random words to drill won't help either. What other strategies can you teach them? What else can you do?


In this episode, let's focus on prefixes, suffixes, and root words. Learn how these parts of speech can do so much to augment their reading comprehension. You will see that knowledge carry-over and help build their confidence as they tackle more and more challenging words.



In this episode you’ll discover: 


  • The value of using affixes with reading comprehension, based on published evidence
  • Where to start
  • Which type of students will benefit from this strategy
  • What activities to use
  • How to incorporate context clues to determine unknown words
  • Sample goals to set for the year


SLP Prefix

Joke of the Week


Why did the computer keep sneezing?

Answer:  It had a virus.


Resources Mentioned: 


Printable Prefix Stories

A DIY Prefix Idea: With Minimal Prep and have Fun!

Wild Word Fun Prefixes

Printable Suffix Stories

Low Prep Ways of Building Vocabulary with Suffixes

How to Plan with Ease Without Burning Yourself Out for School-Based SLPs!


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