Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

Word Parts



Purpose of Strategy


Manipulating words and word parts will increase students’ vocabulary and produce more independent readers.


Rationale of Lesson


Becoming a skilled reader involves not only knowing a large number of words, but also the affixes that can alter a word’s meaning.


Acknowledgement of Content Expert and Consultants


  • Envelope for storage of affix cards

References and Web Resources


Word Parts References and Web Resources