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  • 1. Mission #1 Task #1 Mission #1 Task #1 Prefixes
  • 2. Prefixes THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS TASK IS TO GET YOU STARTED FUNDAMENTALS WITH THE OF WORD-DECODING AND VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT.
  • 3. What is a prefix ? A prefix is a group of letters attached to the beginning of a root or word (or even group of words) serving to modify and/or extend meaning. Prefixes generally have an easily understood meaning in and of themselves, which they apply to the root word to which they are affixed. Learning about prefixes early on is important in that it greatly improves reading comprehension at all levels.
  • 4. Knowing prefix meanings and prefix definitions also helps students see and use context and etymological clues, allowing them to make educated guesses about the meaning of unfamiliar words. Which will be very useful in your word knowledge subtest.
  • 5. Examples precooked = cooked before uncooked = not cooked postwar = after war prewar = before war preorder = order before release reorder = order again disorder = not in order, messy
  • 6. Homework : Print out our list of prefixes and study their meaning.
  • 7. More Prefixes Examples Dis – means not, the opposite of , or the lack of Disrespect Disrespect means the lack of respect Discourage Discourage means lack of courage
  • 8. More Prefixes Examples iL- / im- / In- / Ir- means not, in illegible illegible means cannot be read inaction inaction means lack of motion
  • 9. More Prefixes Examples overmeans excessive, above overage overage means too old, above age overact overact means excessive action
  • 10. More Prefixes Examples Malmeans bad, illness or sickness Malady Malady means bad health malevolent malevolent means bad will for others; mean
  • 11. More Prefixes Examples Unmeans not, against, opposite Unhappy not happy, the opposite of being happy Unceasing never ending, continuous