How does learning about affixes (prefixes and suffixes) help English Language Learners (ELLS) understand the meaning and use of affixes?
Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The research question addressed in this paper is: How does learning about affixes (prefixes and suffixes) through games and songs help English Language Learners (ELLs) understand the meaning and function of affixes? It documents one teacher’s teaching of common prefixes and suffixes to 3rd grade ELLs with the use of games and songs in the classroom to increase student learning and engagement. The data includes pretests, posttests and a survey. The findings of this study include, 1) some students were secure before the lessons in their knowledge of prefixes re- and mis- and suffix -er ; 2) the data was inconclusive about the students’ increase in understanding of prefixes in-, im-, un-; 3) the data showed that students did increase their understanding of the meaning and function of prefix pre- and suffixes –tion, -sion; 4) according to the survey, most students thought the games and songs in the lessons increased learning and made the lesson more interesting.
Action Research, Survey
Achievement, ESL/ ELLs, Motivation, Music
Cook, Melissa Jean, "How does learning about affixes (prefixes and suffixes) help English Language Learners (ELLS) understand the meaning and use of affixes?" (2016). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4173.