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.
Words are like legos - they can have interchangeable parts. In this unit students will study the construction of words including roots, prefixes and suffixes. Students will also explore how to modify words to make them possessive, a different part of speech and adjust to signify singular and plural. Understanding the basic building blocks of words, will increase students’ vocabulary, improve their spelling and add strategies for decoding unfamiliar words.
It is not only important for students to recognize words with prefixes, but also be able to choose the right prefix for the base word. In this lesson, students will work in groups to come up with as many words as possible with particular prefixes.
Beyond just prefix identification, this meaty lesson taps into your students’ thinking. Using a combination of analogies, constructing, and deconstructing words with prefixes, students will learn the meaning and mechanics of prefixes.