Prefix Worksheets

Buoy your learning with our free, printable prefix worksheets! Learning prefixes helps children key into new vocabulary words by breaking down unfamiliar words into easily understandable segments. Knowing commonly used prefixes along with a few root words is key for early readers to thrive. There are prefixes in nearly every word we use - unlock, misuse, and retell for example. Our prefix exercises with answers pdf boast an all-round practice in determining the meaning of the new words formed when known prefixes are added to known words with exercises like coloring prefixes, matching prefixes to root words, sorting prefixes, and more.

These worksheets are most recommended for students in 1st grade through 5th grade.

CCSS: L.1.4.B, L.2.4.B, L.3.4.B, L.4.4.B, RF.2.3.D, RF.3.3.A

Identifying and Coloring Prefixes in Words

Unlock a bright practice opportunity with this color the prefix worksheet for grade 1 and grade 2. A bunch of words are given, and young students identify and color the prefix in each word. Molding kids into well-informed readers will now be a cinch!

Identifying and Coloring Prefixes in Words

Matching Prefixes to Root Words

Flit between the fun and learning prefixes have in store for you! The task in this part of our prefix worksheets for 1st grade and 2nd grade is to match each prefix to a suitable root word and form a new word. Write the newly formed word in the blank.

Matching Prefixes to Root Words

Forming Words by Adding Prefixes Dis-, Re-, or Mid

Essential building blocks of words, prefixes and root words when mastered give the keen-to-excel readers in 3rd grade an upper hand. Juice up practice by making new words by adding to each word the prefix “dis-”, “re-”, or “mid-” as relevant.

Forming Words by Adding Prefixes Dis-, Re-, or Mid

Completing Words in Sentences Using Prefixes

Provide children in 4th grade and 5th grade the tools needed to decode difficult words. Complete the sentences in this section of our prefix worksheets pdf with answers by adding to each word an apt prefix from the box.

Completing Words in Sentences Using Prefixes

Sorting Words with Negative Prefixes

The more children practice frequently used prefixes, the less they're likely to struggle while reading. In this prefix worksheet for grade 3, read each word, identify the prefix in it, and sort it into un-, ir-, il-, or dis- as appropriate. Open up to negative prefixes!

Sorting Words with Negative Prefixes

Completing Words in a Passage Using Prefixes

Join Garry as he sculpts a unicorn figurine in this breezy printable passage. Let the young superstars in grade 4 and grade 5 prove their prefix chops by adding to each highlighted word a suitable prefix and completing the passage.

Completing Words in a Passage Using Prefixes