Prefixes and Suffixes Activities

Grade Levels
K - 3rd, Homeschool
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These activities are designed to give your students practice with use and understanding of basic prefixes and suffixes using a bubble gum theme.

Each activity offers student friendly, hands-on experiences and comes with a student task card, templates and recording sheets. They can be used to introduce or reinforce skills taught in class. This packet includes the following:

1. Grade Level Common Core Standards Addressed (K-3)

2. Root Word, Prefix and Suffix Anchor Charts

3. Poppin' Prefixes:Students make a flap book with the prefixes: un, re, dis and pre. They will add a prefix to the given root words and sort them into the correct categories.

4. Sticky Suffix Sort: Students make flap books with suffixes. Two different versions are included. Suffixes addressed are: less, ful, able, ly, er (2 meanings) and est. Students will identify the root word and suffixes in given words and sort them correctly.

5. Double Bubble Prefixes and Suffixes: Students sort picture cards into prefix and suffix categories and record their answers.

6. Bubblicious I SPY Prefixes and Suffixes: This activity can be used as a center or placed around the room. Students answer and identify questions about prefixes and suffixes and record their answers.(answer key provided)

7. Bubblicious Craftivity: This activity can be used as review or as an assessment.Students will make a boy or girl blowing a bubble gum bubble. They will then write a prefix/suffix, the root word and the new word to demonstrate understanding of the standards taught.

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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 based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).
Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional).
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).
Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).


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