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The Prefix MID-: A FREE Morphology Lesson

Cate O'Donnell

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Apr 10

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Morphology is a powerful tool for teaching older students both decoding longer words and understanding new vocabulary words. We use prefixes to change the meaning of a word. Adding the prefix mid- changes the meaning of the word. The prefix mid- means middle.



prefix mid- example of midnight


Prefixes work with other roots to form words. Knowing the meanings of the prefixes and the roots can help us determine the meaning of a word.


In this lesson, you will teach students many things.


  1. prefixes come at the beginning of words

  2. prefixes can be combined with other roots

  3. prefixes and roots are not words, but they are units of meaning

  4. we use the prefix mid- means middle


It is helpful for students to know the parts of speech as they work on morphology. If your students need to work on parts of speech, I highly recommend this writing program. It teaches writing complete sentences based on parts of speech. If you need to, you can even use these two programs at the same time.



writing complete sentences


Teaching the Prefix Mid-

To teach your students about the prefix mid-, display the presentation below. You can access the presentation from this website for free. You can also purchase the slideshow for use at school.





I recommend focusing on the meaning of the words by having students write or say sentences.


  1. You display a base word from the presentation.

  2. Students write the word with the mid- prefix in their writing notebooks or on a whiteboard.

  3. You display the words with the prefix mid- from the presentation (the next slide).

  4. Students say or write a sentence using the base word. Then, say or write a different sentence using the word with the prefix.


This lesson is designed to last five days. You also get 25 mixed review practice slides to use later in the year. In this case, all of the review slides are the same as the practice slides.

The Presentation on the Prefix MID-


Check out this list of words with the prefix. You can use this list to build your own activities for your classroom. You can also get a printable .pdf.


prefix mid word list




More Morphology Practice

Do you love this lesson? You can access all of the morphology lessons for FREE on this website! You can also purchase the presentations!


Base Words

The Suffixes -S and -ES

The Suffix -ING

The Suffix -ER for Comparative Adjectives

The Suffix -EST for Superlative Adjectives

The Suffix -ER for Someone Who

The Suffix -ED for Past Tense Verbs

The Prefix UN- MEANING OPPOSITE OR NOT

The Prefix RE- MEANING AGAIN

The Prefix DIS- 

THE Suffixes -ER and -OR MEANING A PERSON WHO

The Prefix IN- Meaning Not

The Suffix -FUL Meaning Full Of

The Suffix -LESS Meaning Without

The Suffix -Y Meaning What Something is Like

The Suffix -LY Meaning How an Action is Done

The Prefix UNDER

The Prefix OVER

The Prefix NON

The Prefix PRE

The Prefixes BI/DI

The Prefix TRI

The Prefix QUAD

The Prefix OCT

THE SUFFIX ION

THE SUFFIX NESS

The Prefix SEMI

The Prefix SUPER

The Prefix MULTI

The Prefix POLY

The Prefix TELE

The Prefix MID

The Prefix MIS

The Prefix INTER

The Prefix DECA/DECI

The Prefix KILO

The Prefix SUB

The Prefix MILLI/MILLE




the prefix mid

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Cate O'Donnell

2 min read

Apr 10

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