These worksheets, covering the prefixes ‘super-’, ‘anti-’ and ‘auto-’, are an excellent way for children in Y3 and Y4 to revise and practise these spelling patterns.
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:
Underline the prefix used in each word
Circle the word with the correct prefix, and place the words into the correct sentence
Use the images provided to write a sentence about the words ‘anticlockwise’ and ‘autograph’
Read each sentence and change the underlined word or phrase for a synonym which begins with the prefix ‘super-’, ‘anti-’ or ‘auto-’
Write a sentence about the image provided, using the words ‘superhero’, ‘superhuman’ and ‘supersonic’
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.