Practice using the prefixes Un-, Re-, Mis-, Pre-, Dis-, and In- with a pair of printable prefix worksheets.
This resource is best used as a whole-class, small-group, partner, or independent activity. Students will make new words with prefixes and root words and use the words in a sentence.
Which Prefix Worksheets Are Included in this Download?
We’ve included two separate worksheets for different groupings of prefixes.
- Worksheet 1 – Un, Re, and Mis Prefixes
- Worksheet 2 – Pre, Dis, and In Prefixes
Got fast finishers? Students who need a challenge can write additional words containing the prefixes on the back and use them to write sentences.
Students who need extra support can work in cooperative groups to help support them in understanding the concept.
A Variety of Ways to Prepare This Resource
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
Before You Download
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.
Katy Blevins, a teacher in Georgia and Teach Starter collaborator contributed to this resource.
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Build words by matching the root word to prefixes, recording the new words on the answer sheet.