Building Vocabulary: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes

Word roots, prefixes, and suffixes can hold the key to determining the meaning of a host of different words. Included here are five pages of prefixes, roots, and suffixes paired with their meanings and example words.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use this reference tool to inspire your instruction and worksheets
  • With other students, hand this out as a reference material
Classroom Considerations

  • Many of the example words are complex; assess what your pupils are ready for before providing all of the examples
Pros

  • Example words are also paired with their meanings so that learners can compare word meanings with word part meanings
Cons

  • None