Suffix and Prefix Investigation / Sorting
Most common suffix (-ful, -est, -ing, -less, -ly, -er) and prefix (re-, un-, dis-, mis-, pre-) investigation worksheets.
Each suffix and prefix meaning is given, plus an example.

Can be differentiated in numerous ways:
1) Students think of their own example of words with common prefixes and suffixes. [page 1 & page 2]
2) Students can sort the provided examples. [page 3] and add some of their own
3) Students can decide which prefix or suffix works with the given base words and then add them to the table in the appropriate place. [page 4] (answers will vary)

You may choose to do just suffixes or prefixes in one lesson or print back to back and do it all at once.
I always like to get students to work in pairs and help each other complete worksheets and also add other examples.

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Created: Dec 15, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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