Make sure to remind students that prefixes come before the root of the word that is being modified. Suffixes follow the modified root of the frame. You might be surprised, but a survey was taken of a 2,500 8th graders in 2013 on this very topic. Less than 20% of the students knew that a prefix proceeds a root.
This class of word parts are very helpful when you are trying to tweak the meaning of a term. My one problem with prefixes is that we as the English-speaking world tend to use more negative prefixes than any other. The three most commonly used prefixes are dis-, in-, and un-. As you can see these prefixes, when added to words, flicker a negative vibe in some way. These worksheets will have students using and breaking down prefixes and suffixes.
Advanced Roots- The part of word that forms the central meaning behind the definition. These can be found across several different terms.
Common Prefixes and Suffixes- These the most popular forms of affixes. You will find those that we explore are rooted in the national curriculum.
Decoding Latin Suffixes- All of these word starters are grounded in Latin. The English language formed from German, Greek, and Latin of course.
Decoding Multisyllable Words- Understand the front or the end of a word can lead you to understand it better.
Decoding Words With Prefixes and Suffixes- We show you how to breakdown parts of a word. This is really helpful.
Defining Words with Known Affixes- The affix gives you a head start on understanding terms that are unfamiliar to you.
Middle School Affixes and Roots- These are the more advanced word parts that lead us to a better sense of origin of where it came from.
Root Words- What are the underlying themes of the word? You will find these in multiple forms of vocabulary terms.
Using Affixes To Find Word Meanings- They can be paramount towards new vocabulary. Take your time to master them.
Using Greek and Latin Affixes and Roots- This is a mix of words rooted in Greek and Latin. I find that if you can master the top fifty of these, they go a long way.
Using Greek and Latin Affixes and Roots To Define Words- This takes it a step forward from the previous worksheet series.
Using Inflections and Affixes to Define Words- Understanding where the tone peaks and sunsets helps you determine meaning.
Using Roots Words to Determine the Meaning- You couple that with an affix and you quickly will understand the meaning of something unfamiliar.
Words Formed From Prefixes- These word starters are thought formers. We encourage you to spend time with these worksheets.
They Mean Before - Add the correct prefix to the front of each base word to make a new term. Write it on the line.
Word Meanings - Add to a word and then write the meaning of it on the line.
Choosing - This is a fun activity that reinforces the concept that words are very inter related.
Create Opposites - We give you practice on working with the underlined terms to change its meaning to its opposite.
Create New Words - You will work with adding these word parts: anti-, im-, non-, sub-, dis-, re-, trans-, in-, over-, and un-.
Answer Keys - These are the answer keys to worksheets posted above.
Dis- Means Negation, Removal, or Expulsion - Write a single word that contains the prefix dis- to complete each sentence.
Making Words - Use a affix to create a word that has the indicated meaning. Write it on the line.
Un- Means Not - The underlined word in each sentence below is incorrect; its opposite should be in its place. Write the correct term on the line.
Circles and Sentences - Circle the correct prefix to go with each word. Write it on the line.
Fill It Up - Complete the table by filling in a word part that goes with the root and writing a term that matches the meaning provided.
Create Words - It is amazing how adding two simple letters to a word can transform the meaning behind it entirely.
Meaning Match - Connect each of the words to their meaning.
Identifying Roots - We breakdown words into their roots and key affix.
What Words Begin with That? - Write three words that begin with each prefix.
Mean Something? - See if you studied Latin before? That comes in handy here.
Which One - Which of these letter chunks makes the best word?
Recognizing Suffixes - Read each term. Write the base or root on the first line.
Where Is the Root? - In my mind.
Box It - Divide each word into two parts. Write the root word in one box. Write he prefix or suffix in the other box.
Rewrites - Rewrite each sentence to express its opposite by adding a prefix or a suffix to the underlined word. You may have to change the wording of the rewritten sentence slightly.
Three Times - You will complete each exercise three times. This is a great practice set.
What's Your Fix? - Draw a box around the set affix in each word. Follow the example.
Detective - Where you at with the thoughts.
Terms to Sentences - Write the meaning of each prefix, write a term with them, then use it in a sentence.
Chart It - You will take a term and slice, dice, and chop it.
The Roots - Find the root that exists in each instance.
Start and Finish - Fill in the blank columns for each word below.
The Buildup - Use the box of prefixes and suffixes to complete each word. Some words may have more than one correct answer.
Not All of Them - Some of the expression in the chart are already done.
Unscramble - You may have to drop the final e from the root word to add the suffix. Each new word must have a prefix, a root, and a suffix. Write the new terms on the lines.
Boxed In - Evaluate each of the words and place a box around which ever affix you can identify within the term.
Proper Pairs - You will need to evaluate all that you are given and need to determine the affix that they have in common.
Start and Finish - Determine the meaning of everything that you are given and then use them in your own sentences.
Charted - You are given a term that contains an affix and then asked to break it into the charted portions.
Start It Off - Which of these would help you create a new term?
Snap Apart - You will identify the base and what was attached to it by picking them apart.
Affix Sort - Which of the columns does each of these belong in?
Term Surgeon - You will break terms down into roots, bases, prefixes, and suffixes.
Opposite Day - You will right sentences to give off a completely different meaning than what is presented to you.
Build Up - You will build three words from each prefix and suffix that you are given.
Root Problem - Spot the root first and then look for what is attached to it.
Term Chipper - Chip apart all of the words that you are given into their various parts.
Front or Back - You will add a prefix or a suffix to a base word to form new terms. Some may have more than one correct answer.
One or Both - You will break apart a series of terms using the column method.
Review Challenge - See how well you understand the concepts that we have covered here with this challenge exercise.