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Grade 3 Reading Foundation - Latin Suffixes

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Students need to decode words so that they will understand their meanings. They can consult a dictionary or use context clues. However, there is another way to decode a word which is by breaking the word down. Latin suffixes can help the student learn the meanings of the words based on these common suffixes. In this quiz, the students will determine the meaning of the word based on its Latin suffixes.

1.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Latin suffixes.
FLAGLESS
Full of flags.
Without a flag.
To be the shape of a flag.
To blow in the breeze like a flag.
Since the suffix "less" means without, the word "flagless" means without a flag.
2.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Latin suffixes.
LOWLY
To feel in a low way.
Without being low to the ground.
Full of low things.
A person who is low.
The suffix is "ly," so lowly means to feel in a low way.
3.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Latin suffixes.
COLORFUL
To have a little color.
To like color.
To be without color.
To be full of color
The word "colorful" means that something is full of color since the suffix "ful" means full of.
4.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Latin suffixes.
TASTY
To be without taste.
A person who tastes something.
Tends to have a good taste.
To taste something sweet.
Tasty means for something to taste good.
5.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Latin suffixes.
JUICY
To be without juice.
Tend to have some juice.
Having a glass of juice.
Someone who has juice.
Having the "y" suffix on a word means that the word has a tendency to be like something.
6.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Latin suffixes.
LIFELESS
Without life.
Full of life.
Someone who has a happy life.
To have another life.
Lifeless mean to be without life or to look like there is no life in the object.
7.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Latin suffixes.
SECONDLY
To be in second place.
To be without a second place.
To be full of second places.
Someone who is second.
To be in second place refers to secondly based on its suffix.
8.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Latin suffixes.
HEALTHFUL
Without healthy things.
Someone who is wanting to be healthy.
Full of healthy things.
To act in a healthy way.
Healthful means that something is full of healthy things due to the suffix of "ful."
9.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Latin suffixes.
SCARY
Without being scared.
A person who is always scared.
Something that never scares anything.
Something that tends to scare someone or something.
Since the suffix "y" means to tend to be a certain way, scary means that something tends to scare someone or something.
10.
What is the meaning of the word below? Use your knowledge of Latin suffixes.
CRAZILY
To be a crazy person.
To act in a crazy way.
To act a certain way without being crazy.
To be full of crazy things.
The word "crazily" means to act in a crazy way.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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