1. Topic-
Morphemes: prefixes
2. Content-
Create a Morpheme Dictionary
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students understanding of prefixes
2. Students grasping of the concept of a morpheme
3. Students comprehension of derivation of word parts and their impact on word meaning
4. Objectives-
1. to identify meaning of prefixes, in general and specifically
2. to recognize prefix placement within a word
3. to distinguish the root word
4. to create a morpheme dictionary

1.A.2a Read and comprehend unfamiliar words using root words, synonyms, antonyms, word origins and derivations.
1.A.2b Clarify word meaning using context clues and a variety of resources, including glossaries, dictionaries, and thesauruses.

I Can statements:
L.5.4 I can use affixes and roots to help me learn new words
L.5.4 I can use dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses to help me understand and pronounce new words.
L.5.4 I can use context clues to help me understand new words
5. Materials and Aids-
Projector and screen; PowerPoint presentation; individual white boards; morpheme dictionary page template
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Derivational context of language and its evolution(Latin/Greek)
2. Students provide individual definitions of what they think a prefix is.
3. Students share definitions and prepare to expand their definition by lesson's end.

B. Development-

1. Introduce PowerPoint slide presentation on prefixes
2. Students actively engage in responses to designated questions and activities
3. Teacher provides concrete definition of morpheme and prefix for the students

C. Practice-

1. Teacher circulates classroom, instructing from various vantage points to assess comprehension
2. Students work in their seated groups to identify and create prefix clusters
3. Students brainstorm meaning as a group

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students create individual lists of prefixes based on teacher prompt
2. Students utilize their dictionaries as a reference to facilitate their semantic evaluation
3. Students begin their individual morpheme dictionary, denoting the prefix, its origin, its meaning, and providing example words

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. As the Read180 students filter back into the classroom, integrate them to the current activity
2. Reconnect with IEP students who require time and instructional modification

F. Checking for understanding-

1. The oral and written feedback during the lesson will demonstrate student understanding
2. Students will complete an admit slip on the next day's Language Arts block to demonstrate understanding of prefix and morpheme
3. Students will demonstrate understanding on their prefix assessment at the end of the week, as well as on their individual morpheme dictionary they are working to complete

G. Closure-

1. Review the meaning of prefix and its function in the greater context of language
2. Explain the continuation of the development of their dictionaries throughout the course of the year.

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)