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Revise Root Words: Adding Prefixes 1

In this worksheet, students choose prefixes to generate new words.

'Revise Root Words: Adding Prefixes 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 English worksheets

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.


Some prefixes are easy to recognise. For example, un- changes a word into its opposite.

lucky / unlucky


Prefixes change words in lots of other ways, too, and in this activity you can practise using a wide range of them to make new words.


You may find a dictionary helpful if you don't know some of the words.



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