Teaching Resource

Morphology for Meaning: Grade 2 Suffix Slide Deck

By Melinda Hinch (GECDSB) & The Morphology Project Last updated 2024/05/27
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Melinda Hinch, Speech-Language Pathologist at Greater Essex County DSB, has adapted morphology lessons from The Morphology Project, an open-source series of lessons developed by a group of teachers and school leaders in Australia.

This is a series of slides to teach grade 2 students the suffixes listed in the Language Foundations Continuum.

Curriculum Connection

B2. Language Foundations for Reading and Writing
This slide deck supports the teaching and learning of grade 2 morphology, specifically suffixes identified in the Language Foundations continuum.
Grade(s): 2
Topic(s): Applying MorphologyVocabulary


  1. This resource is just in time! Just the right resource at the right time to teach about the importance of explicit vocabulary and morphology instruction!

  2. This slide deck includes suffixes such as -ing, -er, -est, -er, -or, -y, -less, ful. The same 5 page format of slides is used for each morpheme: define, keyword, read sentences, fill in the word and make words.

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