Taking Away the Prefix to Find the Root Word

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Get to the root of things with a prefix and root word worksheet! The worksheet's challenge is to read a list of words, identify the prefixes, and separate them from the root word. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Add an another column to write each word's prefix 
  • Go further into the word study by asking scholars to define the word by using only the prefix and root word
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required for each individual taking part in the practice 
  • Learners should be familiar with prefixes and root words

  • Worksheet has a clear design 
  • Instructions are written clearly and to the point
  • Answer key is provided below

  • The worksheet is not very robust; its purpose is simple