High Frequency Prefixes and Suffixes in Context: Mega-Bundle

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High Frequency Prefixes and Suffixes in Context Mega-Bundle: 22 no-preparation resources (480 pages) to help students increase their understanding and use of prefixes and suffixes used across the curriculum

Learning about prefixes and suffixes helps students to understand words they will come across later in school, work, and in life. Not all prefixes and suffixes are equally important, and it helps to prioritise the most common ones.

For Younger Students

For younger students and students who would benefit from help with early suffixes/morphemes (e.g. children with language and learning disorders, and students learning English as an additional language), we include:

  • a present progressive subject-verb workout, focusing on -ing;
  • a regular plural noun workout, focusing on -s;
  • an irregular plural noun workout, focusing on -es (as in “glasses”, “bushes”, “matches”, “judges”, and ”boxes”);
  • a regular past tense verbs workout, focusing on when -ed is pronounced as /t/ (e.g. hopped);
  • a regular past tense verbs workout, focusing on when -ed is pronounced as /d/ (e.g. happened);
  • a regular past tense verbs workout, focusing on when -ed is pronounced as /əd/ (e.g. dented);
  • a regular past tense verbs workout, providing mixed practice of the different pronunciations of -ed; and
  • a high frequency comparative and superlative adjectives workout, focusing on -er and -est.

For Older Students

For older students and for other students who would benefit from explicit teaching or high frequency prefixes and suffixes, we include 14 no-prep fully-scripted, 10-exercise resources in Google Slides and PDF formats. Here are the resource packs included in the bundle:


  • Un-
  • Re-
  • In-
  • Pre-
  • Dis-
  • Fore-
  • Mis-
  • De-
  • A-


  • -able
  • -ion and -tion
  • -ible
  • -or and -our
  • -ship

Each resource includes 10 exercises designed to increase students’ understanding and use of the target morpheme in context. Exercises include:

  • the definition and etymology of prefix or suffix;
  • the definition and etymology of the target morpheme;
  • a procedural learning writing activity;
  • a listening/language comprehension activity to hear the morpheme in context;
  • a word highlight activity to spot the morpheme in sentences;
  • a rewriting exercise to use the target morpheme in a word to replace other phrases;
  • a sentence formulation exercise with semantic constraints;
  • a divergent naming exercise: creative thinking using words containing the target morpheme;
  • verbal reasoning/persuasive writing exercises to generate pros and cons for propositions containing words with the target morpheme;
  • a story-telling or creative writing exercise using target words containing the target morpheme.
  • free links to further research summaries about morphological awareness, spelling and reading.

The prefix resources also include a self-study/research exercise designed to increase students’ general knowledge about the world.

For more free information about morphological awareness, see our free article here: What else helps struggling readers? The evidence for "morphological awareness" training

All in all, this Mega-Bundle includes some 480 pages of no-prep resources, suitable for one-to-one, small group and whole class teaching.

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David Kinnane
David Kinnane

Known to many as Speech Bloke, David is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, Lawyer, Author and Father. He is based in Sydney, Australia, where he helps adults and children with communication issues to speak for themselves.

David manages a busy private speech pathology clinic, and a publishing company for speech pathologists in private practice. He is the founder of Banter Speech & Language, and Speechies in Business. He is passionate about ethical practices and consumer rights and regularly guest lectures to speech pathology students and others on legal issues affecting the profession.

David holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, where he was a Dean's Scholar, ranking first in his graduating year. He is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Hong Kong, and lived for 8 years in Hong Kong. David is a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification. He is a Hanen- and LSVT LOUD-certified speech-language pathologist with post-graduate training in the PreLit early literacy preparation program by MultiLit, the Spalding Method for literacy, and Voicecraft for voice issues.

Prior to becoming a speech pathologist, David was a senior lawyer at a US Investment Bank and, before then, worked for global law firms in Hong Kong and Sydney. He knows what it takes to communicate professionally and to compete in a globalised workforce.

Course Curriculum

  About Morphological Awareness, including prefixes and suffixes
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