Saturday, February 25, 2012

Powerful Prefixes: Part Two

I'm so glad others want to use these! It makes it so much more worth the effort of creating things when many are able to benefit. Here are some more prefixes. If you scroll below you can find and download, prefixes: pre, non and re. Check the last post for part one which includes how I use these little prefix posters on a bridge map. I am also including the recording sheet that I use. This one can be used for any prefix. We call them "Powerful Prefixes" because they have the power to change the meaning of a word.

Here my students are sorting base words under the prefix that can be use with it. They are checking the dictionary to determine if they were right. I snuck some tricky ones in the mix like: "able" and "like". They could fit under both.

This makes for a great literacy station or partner activity. I heard much discussion as students were defending their answer and telling each other how they have heard the words used.

Here is the prefix recording sheet:

Prefix Recording Sheet

More prefix posters:

Visit again to check out more powerful prefixes and then the strong suffixes set!
Prefix Pre

Prefix Re

Prefix Non


  1. I love these, I've taught prefix/suffix before and these would have been perfect. I'm teaching younger students now but will save them for when I can use them!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thanks for sharing!! These are so cute :)

  4. LOVE these and would love all of it....but once again I don't Facebook and it won't let me get it from scribd:/ Would you possibly be able to gmail them to me????

    4th Grade Frolics

  5. Thanks for the positive comments everyone!
    Tara, I'm emailing you the sorry you're having trouble with Scribd!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing, I just love reading your blog, my favorite is your Sunday Posts. I am using Thinking Maps for the first time this year in third grade also. Would love any tips and ideas you have.

  7. Doris,
    Can you post on TPT the prefix unit?

  8. These are adorable! Any chance you will be doing suffixes soon?

  9. First time I commented in a blog! I really enjoy it. You have an awesome post. Please do more articles like this. I'm gonna come back surely. God bless.


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