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Know that prefixes are one or more syllables added at the beginning of a word to change or add meaning.
Understand that the prefix ‘Pre’ means before
Look at these words, identify the prefixes, and how they modify the meaning.
Recycle ( again)
Can you think of some words that begin with the prefix ‘pre’?
e.g. prepare, predict, prevent
What do the letters ‘Pre’ mean at the beginning of a word.
it means ‘ before’
if you predict it means you guess something will happen before it does
if you are prepared it means you are ready for something before it happens
The word prefix means fixed before the root word.
Lets look at the spelling list and identify the prefix and discuss unfamiliar words.
Spelling Sheet 31
Complete the exercise writing a sentence with the words. Suggest a word with each prefix.
Parse the sentence using the correct colours.
1. They prepared to ascend the majestic mountain.
2. The cyclists had not predicted the abysmal weather.
3. Prehistoric creatures preceded our modern animals.