Lesson Plan

Perfect Prefixes!

This lesson introduces young learners to prefixes. It also gives them hands-on experience with building words using prefix and root word cards.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify words with prefixes and determine their meaning.


(5 minutes)
Perfect Prefixes Practice
  • 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.