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Revise Root Words: Adding Prefixes 3

In this worksheet, students practise generating new words by adding prefixes to root words.

'Revise Root Words: Adding Prefixes 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Root Word Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

A prefix is a letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word. Knowing what a prefix means can help us to understand new words.

 

If we add the prefix un- to a word, it usually gives it the opposite meaning.

happy / unhappy

 

If we add the prefix re- to a word, it usually means that the action is being done again.

paint / repaint

 

If we add the prefix mis- to a word, it usually means that something is being done wrongly.

behave / misbehave

 

In this activity, you can practise adding prefixes to words to make new words.

 

You can also check your words using a dictionary. 

 

 

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