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The Case of the Missing Prefix

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This podcast is part of the series: The Lost Grammar Files


Mrs. Anderson and Second Grade students-Alayda, Paityn, Savannah, and Naomi


Owens Cross Roads Elementary

Madison County


This podcast is the third in a series to teach grammar topics. The prefix episode teaches students to identify prefixes through a search around the classroom for the missing prefix.

Length: 2:41

Content Areas: English/Language Arts

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

ELA2015 (2)
20. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. [RF.2.3]
a. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words. [RF.2.3a]
b. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams. [RF.2.3b]
c. Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels. [RF.2.3c]
d. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes. [RF.2.3d]
e. Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences. [RF.2.3e]
f. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words. [RF.2.3f]
ELA2015 (2)
38. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies. [L.2.4]
a. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. [L.2.4a]
b. Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell). [L.2.4b]
c. Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional). [L.2.4c]
d. Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark). [L.2.4d]
e. Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases. [L.2.4e]
ELA2015 (3)
20. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. [RF.3.3]
a. Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes. [RF.3.3a]
b. Decode words with common Latin suffixes. [RF.3.3b]
c. Decode multisyllable words. [RF.3.3c]
d. Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words. [RF.3.3d]


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