Students will be able to identify words with prefixes and determine their meaning.
Gather students together. Tell students that today, they will learn about prefixes and root words.
Have students recall previous knowledge about prefixes and root words.
Write this list of words on the board: refill, rewind, reenter, redo. Ask students to describe what they notice about these words. Students will most like say that words all begin with “re.”
Have students turn and talk to a partner about the meaning of each word written on the board. Ask them to share their thoughst with the class.
Explain to students that there is a prefix on each of the words, and that the prefix changes the meaning of the root or base word. Tell students that today we will learn about several different prefixes.