These worksheets, covering the prefix ‘re-’, are an excellent way for children in Years 3 and 4 to revise and practise this spelling pattern.
The worksheets include five different activities in which children look at spelling patterns, identify misspelt words and apply their spellings in context. They can be used within lessons, as an assessment or as a homework task.
This primary resource is divided into five sections:
Put a tick or cross in the box to show whether the prefix ‘re-’ can be added to these root words
Circle the word that matches the correct meaning, and place a list of words into the correct blank space in the example sentences
Use the images provided to write a sentence each for the words ‘reconnect’ and ‘replay’
Read each sentence and change the underlined word or phrase for a synonym that begins with the prefix ‘re-’
Write a short passage about the image given. How many of the words ‘redo’, ‘rejoin’, ‘redecorate’ and ‘reassemble’ can you include in your writing?
What is a prefix?
A prefix is a combination of letters, words or numbers that can be placed before other words to change their meaning.
- un- (unpleasant, unhappy)
- im- (impossible, improper)
- mis- (mislead, misplace)
- re- (reappear, reattach)
- pre- (prefix, prehistoric)
- dis- (disagree, disobey)
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to add prefixes and suffixes.