Suffix Worksheets

Bone up on suffixation with our free, printable suffix worksheets. A vital aspect of word structure, suffixes call for utmost attention because without a good grasp of them, it would be hard for kids to key into challenging vocabulary words. It’s crucial that the growing readers identify the various suffixes used and learn how to suffix accurately as suffixation often alters the grammar of a word and its word class. Our suffix worksheets with answers pdf are made promising with exercises like identifying suffixes in words, adding a suffix to a base word, decoding words with common suffixes like -less, -ful, -ness, -er, -ing, -ed, matching suffixes to the meanings, and more.

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

CCSS: L.K.4.B, L.1.4.B, L.2.4.C, L.3.2.E, L.4.4.B, L.5.4.B

Matching Suffixes to Their Meanings

Ring in a suffix fete with an exciting suffix practice activity, ideal for kindergarten and grade 1! Match the suffixes on the left to their correct meanings on the right. Think of any familiar words that use suffixes like “-ness”, “-less”, and “-ward” so the task is easy.

Matching Suffixes to Their Meanings

Decoding Words with Suffixes

Never look down on a suffix however small it is like “-s”, which changes a noun from singular to plural. In the first part of this exercise for kindergarten and 1st grade, circle the suffix in each word. In the second part, underline the words formed by suffixation.

Decoding Words with Suffixes

Completing Sentences Using Words with Suffixes “-Er”, “-Ed”, “-Ing”

Expanding vocabulary is easy when 2nd grade and 3rd grade kids can recognize and use a variety of word forms with flair, which is why suffixes matter. Choose from the words suffixed with “-er”, “-ed”, or “-ing” in the box and complete the sentences.

Completing Sentences Using Words with Suffixes “-Er”, “-Ed”, “-Ing”

Completing Sentences by Suffixing Words with “-Ful” and “-Less”

Accuracy at suffixation improves grammar and frees speaking and writing from word-form errors, which impede meaning. Let children in grade 2 and grade 3 complete the sentences with words formed by adding “-ful” or “-less” to the words given.

Completing Sentences by Suffixing Words with “-Ful” and “-Less”

Forming Nouns Using Suffixes

Watch suffix practice go from bustling to frenetic and the discontented kids in grade 4 and grade 5 clamor for more in this part of printable suffix worksheets. Form nouns by adding suitable suffixes from the box, like -ment and -ness, to the words given.

Forming Nouns Using Suffixes

Identifying Suffixes and Prefixes

Affixation, including prefixation and suffixation, is responsible for forming a large majority of new words in English. Let students in 4th grade and 5th grade hammer this home as they identify the suffix or prefix in each word in this pdf exercise.

Identifying Suffixes and Prefixes