Example of English Lesson Plan-Suffixes
Context: This lesson introduces students to suffixes.
- To be able to briefly understand what a suffix is.
- To be able to identify suffixes.
- To be able to know some of the most common suffixes and be able to identify the type of word they are (noun, verb, adverb, adjective).
A suffix is a letter, syllable, or word that is added to a root or stem of a word to either form a new word or add to its meaning. Suffixes are placed at the end of the root word. The main thing that a suffix shows is how it will be used in a sentence and how it is classified, in terms of whether the word is a noun, a verb, an adverb, or an adjective.
Inflection changes grammatical properties of a word within its syntactic category. In the example:
The weather forecaster said it would clear today, but it hasn't cleared at all.
the suffix -ed inflects the root-word clear to indicate past tense.
Some inflectional suffixes in present day English:
- -s third person singular present
- -ed past tense
- -ing progressive/continuous
- -en past participle
- -s plural
- -en plural (irregular)
- -er comparative
- -est superlative
- -n't negative
- The teacher will ask the students to identify suffixes from the sentences given.
- List atleast 20 works with suffix and use each in sentences.