Subject: ESL/ELL (English Language Learning)
Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins
Brief Description: Students will create a comic to inform others how to figure out the meaning of a new word using prefixes.
Know Before You Start: Students should have a basic understanding of common prefixes. E.g., re, mis, dis, non, fore, bi, mid, centi.
Read and discuss the sample comic.
Display several words that may be unfamiliar to your students e.g., unhappy, reheat, misunderstand.
Have groups of students determine the meaning of these words. E.g., "The prefix _____ means _____, so the word _____ means ________."
Assign students an unfamiliar word with a prefix.
Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a comic that informs their reader how to determine the meaning of the unknown word using the prefix.
Closure: Have students share their comics with the whole class or in small groups. Display the comics in the classroom as a reference.
Have students work together in small groups.
Enrichment opportunity- have students think of their own word with a prefix.