Prefixes and Suffixes are parts of words. You can add them to the beginning or end of words to change their meaning. By adding prefixes and suffixes you can make new words!
Prefixes and Suffixes
Prefix: A group of letters added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning. Suffix: A group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning. Root Word: The base of a word, often remaining unchanged when a suffix or prefix is added.
Which prefix or suffix do you think is the most difficult to remember?
The longest word in the English language is 189,819 letters long! The most common prefixes are re-, un-, and dis-. The most common suffixes are -ed, -ing, and -ly.
Draw / write: What is a prefix and what is a suffix?
Write a word with the prefix re-
Write a word with the prefix mis-
What does the word "preschool" mean?
- school before you go to elementary school
- school you go to at the beginning of the day
What does the word "disappear" mean?