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Subject: Communication Arts

Objective: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Base Words


Name: Angie Binkhoelter
Grade Level: 3
Lesson Overview: Students will learn to identify base words. They
will learn the meaning of various prefixes and suffixes. They will learn
how these prefixes and suffixes change the meanings of base words.
Learn how to use prefixes, suffixes,
and base words to find the meanings
of words.
A base word is a word in its simplest form. A
base word has nothing added to it.
Examples:
Do
Heat
Write
Read
Pack
Base Words
Write the base words.
Played
Running
Reheat
Quickly
Unhappy
Prefixes are added to the beginning of a
base word. They change the meaning of the
base word.
Un + happy = unhappy
Re + do = redo
Prefixes
• The prefix re means • The prefix un means
again. not or the opposite of.
• Reread means to read • Uncomfortable means
again. not comfortable.
• Rewrite means to • Unpack means the
write again. opposite of pack.
• What does reheat • What does unclear
mean? mean?
Prefixes
Add a prefix to the beginning of each word to make a new
word. Draw a line form the word to its meaning.

• ____do • The opposite of pack


• ____happy • Do again
• ____clear • Opposite of clear
• ____read • Read again
• ____pack • Not happy
Suffixes are added to the end of
a base word. They change the
meaning of the base word.
wonder + ful = wonderful
rest + ful = restful
• The suffix ly means in • The suffix ful means
a certain way. full of.
• Quickly means in a • Colorful means full of
quick way. color.
• Loudly means in a • Playful means full of
loud way. play.
• What does suddenly • What does thankful
mean? mean?
Suffixes
Add a suffix to the end of each base word. Draw a
line to its new meaning.
• Loud____ • In a loud way
• Color____ • Full of play
• Wonder____ • Full of wonder
• Sudden_____ • In a sudden way
• Play____ • Full of color
Match each word with its definition.

healthful
in a sad way
slowly to heat again
the opposite of lock
unlock
to read again
reheat
full of health
sadly
in a slow way
uncomfortable

reread not comfortable