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Everything Prefixes

by Jill & Cathy on October 19, 2012

We have been searching for activities to help our students practice prefixes and they are hard to find!  We’ve created this collection of games and printables to help you assess and teach prefixes in your second grade classroom.  Most of the activities are created to help students master CCSS.ELA-Literacy. L.2.4.b in which students are expected to understand the meanings of words with prefixes.

Assessment  This was created to be a pre- and post-assessment.  It will make it easy for you to track progress towards the CCSS.


Anchor Chart Poster  This fun and colorful poster includes the prefixes un, re, mis and pre.  Each has a definition.

The Right Box  This is designed to be a center.  Print the crayon boxes and glue the pages to a file folder then laminate.  Laminate the crayons and cut apart.  Students then sort each crayon by putting it on the correct box.  This is also a good list of words for students to use to practice 2nd grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3.d, decoding words with common prefixes.



Peace, Love and Prefixes  A fun file folder game where students match each word with its meaning.




Prefix Match  A set of 16 preprogrammed cards.  This set includes 8 words containing prefixes and 8 definitions.  Students can play memory, go fish or any other game with this set.  Created on a fun rainbow-themed background.



Prefix Practice  These sheets have four words with prefixes.  Students show they understand the meaning by drawing a picture of each word.  Prefix Practice 1    Prefix Practice 2

Prefix Addition  Students add together a prefix and root word to create a new word.  Students then illustrate each word.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeck October 21, 2012 at 3:28 am

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K October 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm

these are helpful. thanks for your work.


Stephanie November 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Thanks for the great freebies! I really like the anchor chart!


Jamie January 22, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Thank you so much for all of these wonderful resources!! I use your site on a daily basis!! :)


Dia Houser February 21, 2013 at 8:59 am

Thank you for these cute ideas and resources!


Dana March 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Very helpful resources! Thank you for sharing your resources.


Kenya April 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm

These resources are not only helpful, but fun and engaging. Glad I came across this site!


Karren May 10, 2013 at 6:12 pm

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I googled Prefix assessment and this is the first site to come up. I’ve never seen this site but I’m super excited to look around. Thanks for having all these materials online!


jill September 24, 2013 at 7:28 am

Thank you… these are just what I needed!


Jodi January 15, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Thank you for providing this!


Roberta January 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Thank you for sharing. I love all your great ideas and look forward to using them to enhance my lessons.


Megan April 19, 2014 at 5:28 am

You just saved me hours and hours of work! This page matched all of my lesson plans perfectly and you are my new hero. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


5674 April 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm

thanks for the great resources


Angela November 1, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Thank you, I am in school and learning how to create lesson plans; this has helped me tremendously.


Profesor de inglés December 16, 2014 at 4:28 am

Thanks for putting this page together – very useful.


Michelle January 4, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Thank you! Thank you! My students loved the activities and you saved me so much time by providing a fantastic, purposeful resource. I love your blog and have added it to my favorites! Thanks again for sharing!


valeria February 1, 2015 at 3:11 am

Thank you so much for sharing wonderful resources.


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