Prefixes, Suffixes, and Word Roots


Race to Ramses - Travel through the Egyptian Pyramid and unlock the secrets there by connecting the prefix or suffix with the correct word. 


Jeopardy Games

Adjectives Word Building Game - Jeopardy like game with categories for prefixes/suffixes, adjective synonyms, adjective opposites, and extreme adjectives.  Game can be played with up to 10 teams.  (ESL Games World)

Prefix #4 um-, in-, im-, ir-, il-, dis-, non- - A Quia two player Jeopardy style game where you are given a sentence with not legal and you need to type in illegal. 



Constructing Prefixes - Match the words with the prefixes un- and re- with their definition. 

Crystal Castle - Figure out the correct word from the definition using the prefixes in- and im- to build the Crystal Castle. (Sadlier Phonics)

Prefix Concentration - Use your memory to match the prefixes with their definition. 

Prefixes - Another prefixes matching game. 

Prefixes Matching - Match the prefix with its definition. 

Rags to Riches Game - Quia game that plays like "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" using the prefixes um-, in-, im-, ir-, il-, dis-, non-.  

Word Frog - Prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. 

Word Info - This site is a dictionary that focuses on words with Latin and Greek roots.  List of prefixes with example words and definitions, quizzes, confusing words, and numerous more word resources. 



Skillwise Suffixes - Worksheets, a quiz, and a fact sheet about suffixes.  This is a British website so there may be some British spellings. (Skillwise)

Suffix and Base Word Match - Match the base word with the correct suffix.  This game would work well on an interactive white board. 

Suffixes - Find the word that goes with each definition.  Uses the prefixes -less, -ness, -ly, and -ful.

Suffix Matching Game - Match the -ly and -ful words with the correct definition.

Suffix Sorting - Sort the suffixes whether they should go with the ending of -able or -ible. 

Suffix Sorting with -less and -ment - Sort suffixes into two categories with either the ending of -less or -ment.


Word Roots

Rooting out Words - Help the dog find the word roots. (Funbrain)

Vocabulary Quizes: English Words Mostly from Latin and Greek Origins - There are three types of quizzes to choose from including illustrations that you answer questions about, word families, and random mixed vocabulary questions. 


PowerPoints and Online Presentations

Prefix re- PowerPoint - Examples of the prefix re-. (Primary Resources UK)

Prefix un- PowerPoint - Examples and description of the prefix un-.  (Primary Resources UK)

Prefixes, Suffixes, and Base Words PowerPoint  - Introductory PPT. 

Prefixes un- and dis- PowerPoint - Explanation of what a prefix is along with examples using un- and dis-. (Primary Resources UK)

Prefixes and Suffixes PowerPoints - PowerPoints, worksheets, and games.  (Pete's Power Point Station)


SmartBoard and Interactive Whiteboard Resources

Prefixes on SmartExchange - Downloadable activites for the SmartBoard. 

Suffixes on SmartExchange - SmartBoard suffix activities. 



Prefixes, Suffixes, Word Roots Rap (Video) - Reviews about what prefixes, suffixes, and word roots are and offers examples.  There is a commercial at the beginning.  Video is downloadable.  Running time: 2:50.  (TeacherTube)

Worksheets and other Teacher Resources

Most Common Prefixes and Suffixes List (PDF) - List contains the most common prefixes and suffixes.

Prefix, Suffix, and Root List by Grade Level - List for grades 1 - 5 of prefixes, suffixes, and word roots to be learned at each grade level.  List also contains definition, examples, and word origin. 

Prefixes and Suffixes - Color worksheets about prefixes and suffixes.  (School Express)

Prefixes and Suffixes Word Lists and Worksheets - Site contains worksheets that have crossword puzzles, word searches, and practice sheets.  Also includes lists of words with specific affixes including: anti-, de-, dis-, ex-, mis-, -ly, pre-, re- -un-, -ful, and -less. (First School Years)

Reading Fun: Prefixes, Suffixes, Root Words - Huge list of games for prefixes, suffixes, and root words. (Cool Carney's Website)

Simple Teaching Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes - Massive list that contains the prefix, suffix, or root, the definition, and also examples. 

Spelling and Phonics Part 2 - Downloadable worksheets and PowerPoints  about prefixes and suffixes.  (Primary Resources UK)