This week’s spelling rule is adding the prefix super-, anti- and auto-.
A prefix is a group of letters added on to the front of a word to make a new word with a different meaning. It is important to understand the definitions of prefixes because they help us to figure out the meanings of any new words that we learn.
super means greater or above.
anti means against or opposite of.
auto means self or own.
E.g. super + natural = supernatural (greater than normal natural powers)
anti + freeze = antifreeze (a liquid that can be added to water to stop it freezing)
auto + graph = autograph (written by the person themselves)
Task: Read the sentence and choose the correct prefix for the red word.
Write the new word in the sentence below.
super- / anti- / auto-
The opposite of clockwise is clockwise.
The opposite of clockwise is __________.
Ariana Grande is a global star.
Ariana Grande is a global __________.
A car is also known as an mobile.
A car is also known as an __________.
My brother was told off for being social.
My brother was told off for being __________.
I was told to push the trolley around the market.
I was told to push the trolley around the __________.
The actor signed graphs outside the premier for his fans.
The actor signed __________ outside the premier for his fans.
To stop my cut from getting infected, the doctor gave me some septic cream.
To stop my cut from getting infected, the doctor gave me some __________ cream.
The sonic jet named the Concorde was designed and built in Bristol.
The __________ jet named the Concorde was designed and built in Bristol.
My mum’s car has a matic gearbox.
My mum’s car has a __________ gearbox.
Comic book characters often have human powers.
Comic book characters often have __________ powers.