Prefixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples


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A prefix is a group of letters that is added to the ______ of a base word.

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1. A base word is the simplest word form with nothing added to the beginning or the end. Which word is a base word?

2. The prefix un- is very common in words like unlike, unkind and unhappy. What does the un- do to the base word?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you five short questions about prefixes. You'll need to use what you know about prefixes and base words to answer these questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz asks you to:

  • Know what a prefix is
  • Recognize a base word
  • Know what the prefix 'un-' does to a word
  • Identify the prefix of the word rewind
  • Choose a word that's not real when a prefix is added to it

Skills Practiced

The quiz helps you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - remember what you know about base words
  • Reading comprehension - take away important facts from prefix lesson
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about prefixes to recognize examples of them

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the lesson called Prefixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples. The lesson helps you:

  • Learn common prefixes
  • Know what prefixes can do to a word
  • See examples of words that have prefixes