Become a prefix superhero with this fun worksheet! Children will flex their power to create new words by combining prefixes with words they already know using a handy prefix word bank with definitions.
Learning common constructions for words is one way that third graders can get traction on their spelling and reading comprehension skills. This guided lesson in word structure introduces kids to the idea that most words are made up of smaller words, and provides opportunities to apply this learning with practical examples. For more printable practice with word structure, check out our recommended worksheets.
Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
Give your readers the tools to decipher the meaning of Greek and Latin based words. In this lesson they review the meaning of commonly used prefixes, suffixes and roots and then practice constructing and deciphering words.
A prefix is something that is added to the beginning of the word to change its meaning. For example, adding the prefix “un” to “happy” creates a new word, “unhappy.” When students master the use of prefixes, their vocabulary increases tremendously. With our worksheets and resources, your students will learn how to use prefixes properly and improve their reading comprehension and writing skills.
Learn More About Prefixes
A prefix is what is called an “affix”— an additional element placed at the beginning or end of a root, stem or word to modify its meaning. Another type of affix is a suffix, an element added to the end of the word. The four most common prefixes account for more than 95 percent of prefixed words. They are dis-, in-, re- and un-.
dis- (not or none): dislike, disappear, disagree, disconnect, disinfect