Why teaching prefix and suffix in French?
In the world of education, digital educational games have gained popularity in recent years. Teachers and parents have discovered that these self-checking games can be an effective way to teach children in a fun and interactive way. Among the topics taught by these games, French prefix and suffix are particularly important to improve understanding and use of the French language
Prefixes and suffixes are key elements of French grammar and language construction. Prefixes are elements placed before the main word to modify its meaning, while suffixes are placed at the end of the word to modify it as well. For example, the prefix “re-” can be added to the verb “faire” to form the word “refaire”, which means “to do again”. Similarly, the suffix “-ment” can be added to the word “heureux” to form “heureusement”, which means “happily”
How to teach Prefix and Suffix in French
Learning prefixes and suffixes may seem tedious for children, but digital educational games can make this task more enjoyable and motivating. These games allow children to practice their language skills while having fun through playful and interactive activities. Self-checking games also allow children to self-evaluate, which strengthens their self-confidence and motivation to learn.
It is important for the student to understand the concept of word families before even starting to learn prefixes and suffixes. Understanding the concept of the root word will also be important.
Here’s an activity that will allow your students to work on word families, suffixes, and prefixes, excellent for developing vocabulary.
There is a variety of games on prefixes and suffixes, adapted to different levels of language proficiency. Some games focus on the most common prefixes, such as “re-“, “pré-“, “in-“, and “dis-“, while others focus on the most common suffixes, such as “-ment”, “-able”, “-ist” and “-eur”
Here are a few examples of the games you can find on my TPT shop
These games can be used to teach children the most common prefixes and suffixes. Children can play in groups or individually if you have tablets or computers available.
PREFIXES SET 1: An activity that will allow your students to work on prefixes that express the opposite. The student will first understand that a prefix changes the meaning of a word, specifically its root. Then, they will find antonyms containing prefixes.
PREFIXES SET 2: An activity that will allow your students to work on prefixes and their meanings. The student will discover other prefixes and their meanings.
SUFFIXES: An activity that will allow your students to work on suffixes and their meanings.
The benefits of these games
These games allow children to practice constructing sentences with prefixes and suffixes. Children can also be encouraged to create their own words by adding prefixes and suffixes to word roots. This activity encourages creativity and critical thinking while reinforcing understanding of word construction.
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If you prefer, you can also find these game in the Google Slides format.
If you are not comfortable with BOOM CARDS, these games are also available in Google Slides format (which you can also import into PowerPoint) and are also self-correcting.
You can try the first 4 pages of these games for free by visiting the store BOOM LEARNING
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