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Prefixes and Suffixes Worksheets

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A set of 24 prefixes and suffixes worksheets for students to use when learning about common prefixes and suffixes.

Ask students to add in as many words as they can think of that begin or end with common prefixes and suffixes. This set contains full-colour worksheets for classroom displays and group activities as well as black and white worksheets for individual activities.

Prefixes include: de, dis, ex, il, im, in, mis, non, pre, re and un.

Suffixes include: able, al, er, est, ful, ible, ily, ing, less, ly, ness and y.

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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Foundational Skills > Phonics and Word Recognition > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.D
Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Foundational Skills > Phonics and Word Recognition > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3.A
Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Foundational Skills > Phonics and Word Recognition > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3.B
Decode words with common Latin suffixes.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Foundational Skills > Phonics and Word Recognition > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.3.A
Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Reading: Foundational Skills > Phonics and Word Recognition > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.3.A
Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.E
Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Vocabulary Acquisition and Use > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.B
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Vocabulary Acquisition and Use > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.B
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Vocabulary Acquisition and Use > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.4 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.4.B
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis).

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Vocabulary Acquisition and Use > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.B
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).


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