Prefixes Suffixes Roots Printables and Google Slides

Rachel Lynette
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These 40 ready-to-use worksheets (with Google Slide option) are designed to help your students use affixes correctly and to understand new words by looking at affixes and word roots. It includes definitions and examples for independent learning.

Google Slides added April 12, 2020. Please see the Preview for thumbnails.


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This product comes in two formats - worksheets for printing or Google Slides for Google Classroom. Text boxes are built-in. Please see the preview for screenshots and more information.

Answer keys are on a separate PDF, so students will not have access. Includes a video link to show you an easy way to assign specific slides.


This resource is divided into four sections: Prefixes, Suffixes, Prefixes and Suffixes, and Roots. At the start of both the Prefix and the Suffix sections, there are several worksheets that introduce students to some of the more common affixes. The rest of the sections are devoted to more practice using these affixes with a short multiple-choice quiz at the end. The Prefix and Suffix section provides opportunities for students to practice using prefixes and suffixes together.

The first two pages in the Roots section focus on just three common roots and their meanings in order to introduce the concept. The following pages provide more opportunities to explore Greek and Latin roots.


  • Prefixes: pre- re- mis-
  • Prefixes: dis- non- un-
  • Prefixes in- im- out-
  • Prefixes: over- under-
  • Prefix Practice 1
  • Prefix Practice 2
  • Prefix Practice 3
  • Add the Prefix
  • Prefix Mix and Match
  • Prefix Challenge
  • Prefix Meaning Match
  • Prefix Quiz
  • Suffixes: -ful -ous -less
  • Suffixes: -able -ment -ness
  • Suffixes: -er -or -ist
  • Suffixes: -er -est
  • Suffixes: -ed -ing
  • Suffixes: Silent "e" Rule
  • Suffixes: Doubling Consonants Rule
  • Suffixes: Tricky "y" Rule
  • Suffix Practice 1
  • Suffix Practice 2
  • Suffix Practice 3
  • Add the Suffix
  • Suffix Mix and Match
  • Suffix Challenge
  • Suffix Quiz
  • Prefix and Suffix Practice 1
  • Prefix and Suffix Practice 2
  • Prefix and Suffix Editing
  • Prefix and Suffix Challenge
  • Prefix and Suffix Path
  • What are Word Roots?
  • Using Word Roots
  • The Right Root
  • Roots Practice 1
  • Roots Practice 2
  • Roots Match Up
  • Making Words with Roots
  • Word Roots Chart
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core Standards


Parents and Caregivers:

This resource should work well for your child. The explanations and examples will help your child to complete the work independently. There are also ample opportunities for practice.


What teachers have said about this resource:

These activities provided many opportunities to not only discuss prefixes and suffixes, but vocabulary in general. My students were very engaged! -Bridgett K.

I purchased this recently and have one used it once with my Grade 3/4s. So far, they are liking it and it lead to some great discussions. They've begun noticing prefixes during discussions, which is adorable. -Tiffany D.

Excellent resource that really breaks down prefixes, suffixes, and roots for students. These activities were great for all my students, especially my students learning English as a second language. It was a great help while we were reviewing for our standardized tests this year. -Kara Karcher.


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This resource was created by Rachel Lynette for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses from TpT. Thank you for respecting these terms of use. :)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis).
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).


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