To understand prefixes and suffixes

Target:  To understand prefixes and suffixes


SC   (what you need to know!)

Prefixes go at the front of words.

They have meanings:

e.g Trans means across   –  so you get    transplant, transfer

Bi means two  – so you get bicycle , binocular


Suffixes go at the end of words

They have meanings:

e.g. –less means without –  so you get fearless, homeless



  • Practise your spellings every day.  Highlight the prefix or suffix in a word.
  • Study the books you read. How have other writers done it?
  • Check a good dictionary (paper or online) to find the meaning of the prefix or suffix.
  • Make a poster that explains the spellings you have learned


Try these websites:     (lots of links to other sites)