Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes

Do prefixes, suffixes, and root words project you into a state of discombobulation? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby demystify these important word components. You’ll find out how prefixes and suffixes can change a word’s part of speech, and even its meaning. You’ll also learn about the order in which prefixes, suffixes, and roots appear in a word. Tim will explain the definitions of some common prefixes and suffixes, and let you in on what languages many of them originally come from! So prepare yourself for a super-fun English reviewification!

Making New Words Lesson Plan: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the function of root words, prefixes, and suffixes. Students will create new words by adding prefixes and suffixes to root words, and increase their vocabulary by applying prefix and suffix knowledge to real-world situations. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »