Prefixes - Lesson for Grade 2, Chapter - Phonics and Word Recognition

In the "Prefixes" lesson, part of the Foundational Reading Skills unit focusing on Phonics and Word Recognition, second-grade students will embark on a fascinating journey to explore the world of prefixes. Specifically, students will learn about the prefixes -un, -re, -dis, and -bi, understanding how they alter the meanings of base words. For instance, adding -un to "happy" changes the word to "unhappy," indicating the opposite meaning.

This lesson is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it enhances vocabulary by empowering students with the knowledge to decode and comprehend a broader array of words. Understanding prefixes helps students make educated guesses about the meaning of new words, which is vital for reading fluency and comprehension. Secondly, this knowledge serves as a foundation for future language learning, preparing students for more complex word structures in higher grades. Additionally, mastering prefixes boosts students' confidence in their reading and writing abilities, encouraging a more positive attitude towards learning.

By engaging in various activities focused on these prefixes, students will not only solidify their understanding but also gain the skills to approach unfamiliar words with curiosity and confidence.

Estimated classroom time: 4 min
Chapter: Phonics and Word Recognition
Unit: Foundational Reading Skills
Click on any activity below to start learning.
4:00 min
Prefixes: -un, -re, -dis, -bi
Prefixes: -un, -re, -dis, -bi
Share your lesson with students by clicking:
  • Activity 1 / Prefixes: -un, -re, -dis, -bi