This activity is a word work pack for third grade featuring the prefix a- and three different meanings of it. Teach a mini-lesson about the prefix. Then students can work in small groups or independently to sort a set of words by the meaning of the prefix. Students then write the words under the appropriate flaps on the interactive notebook page. The next activity is putting word puzzles together that includes the word, a break down of the prefix and the base word, and the meaning of the word. To build comprehension, students use context clues in sentences to fill in the blank. Finally, students complete a chart with the word, break the word apart, then construct a definition in their own words. Differentiation ideas are included.