Prefixes and suffixes word searches are a perfect way to keep your students engaged. Print and use them with early finishers. Or when you need to work with small groups and have some students who can or need to practice more. Quick and sweet!
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Number of pages: 33
Common Core Standards addressed: L.3.4b, L.3.2e, RF.3.3a
Grade Levels: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Adult Education, Homeschool
What prefixes are practiced:
- re (rewrite, reheat, reuse, reread, relearn, resend, rewatch, recook);
- pre (preview, prepaid, preheat, prehistoric, preschool, precook, preorder, prefix);
- un (unlucky, unhappy, unfair, unusual, unlock, unkind, unfasten, unbelievable);
- over (overview, overdue, overflow, overcharge, overreact, overthink, overpaid, overwork);
- mid (midwinter, midway, midsummer, midfielder);
- dis (distrust, dislike, disagree, disappear);
- im (impolite, impossible, improper, immortal);
- in (inactive, insensitive, incomplete, invisible);
- mis (miscount, mislead, misbehave, misplace);
- en (enable, enclose, encode, engulf);
- ex (exhale, exchange, ex-president, ex-boyfriend);
- pro (promote, prolong, proclaim, proactive);
- sub (subnormal, submerge, submarine, subtitle);
- super (supernatural, supermarket, superfood, superstar).
What suffixes are practiced:
- er (painter, baker, writer, singer, cleaner, farmer, speaker, worker);
- ful (cheerful, harmful, peaceful, successful, colorful, graceful, careful, beautiful);
- less (shoeless, careless, fearless, hopeless, homeless, friendless, tireless, endless);
- ness (darkness, softness, politeness, gentleness, sadness, greatness, kindness, wilderness);
- able (breakable, profitable, comfortable, likable, laughable, preventable, portable, adorable);
- ize (realize, initialize, materialize, modernize, capitalize, specialize, computerize, organize);
- ship (friendship, ownership, leadership, authorship, membership, citizenship, partnership, spaceship);
- ity (mobility, electricity, reality, elasticity, flexibility, oddity, activity, responsibility);
- y (sleepy, bumpy, thirsty, messy);
- ly (softly, slowly, madly, happily);
- ous (humorous, marvelous, glorious, adventurous);
- ish (pinkish, childish, boyish, foolish);
- en (waxen, silken, wooden, golden);
- al (critical, comical, mechanical, criminal);
- ion (confession, edition, impression, invasion);
- hood (sisterhood, brotherhood, neighborhood, adulthood);
- ify (intensify, beautify, justify, simplify);
- ic (allergic, historic, poetic, linguistic).
All the pages are in black and white. There are 2 word searches per page to save ink. The keys are included.