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Prefixes and Suffixes Posters


A set of educational posters for explaining some common prefixes and suffixes.

Prefixes are added to the beginning of a word to make a new word.

Suffixes are added to the end of a word to make a new word.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

English > Year 3 > Language > Phonics and word knowledge > ACELA1485
Understand how to use letter-sound relationships and less common letter patterns to spell wordsElaborationsusing sound and visual spelling strategies to explore less common letter patterns after a sho...

English > Year 5 > Language > Phonics and word knowledge > ACELA1513
Understand how to use knowledge of known words, base words, prefixes and suffixes, word origins, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new wordsElaborationstalking about how suffixes c...

English > Year 6 > Language > Phonics and word knowledge > ACELA1526
Understand how to use knowledge of known words, word origins including some Latin and Greek roots, base words, prefixes, suffixes, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new words inclu...

English > Year 2 > Language > Phonics and word knowledge > ACELA1472
Build morphemic word families using knowledge of prefixes and suffixesElaborationsdiscussing how a prefix or suffix affects meaning, for example in the word ‘paint-er’ the suffix ‘erâ...


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  • Fantastic! Thank you very much. It’s great how you have identified the alignment with the national curriculum.

    Comment by sarahj15 on December 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    • You’re welcome Sarah. Yes, the National Curriculum alignment is a new feature we’re working very hard to have up and running next month for the start of the new school year. It’s great to hear your positive feedback about the feature!

      Comment by Scott (Teach Starter) on December 15, 2014 at 6:08 pm

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