Friday, December 28, 2012

Build a Word: Prefix, suffix and Root Word Towers

Last fall there were a lot of spelling and sentence building duplo block ideas on Pinterest.  I started thinking about using the same idea with building blocks.  I scored a big bag of Megablocks at the Goodwill for a few dollars.  I also had a few address labels left over from Christmas.  I downloaded the Avery Template for the labels and typed in a variety of root words, prefixes and suffixes.  The labels were too big for the blocks so I cut them in half.

Then I sorted the Megablocks into three colors: red (root words), yellow (prefixes), and blue (suffixes).  I attached the labels to each side of the block.

Voila!  Your very own word making tools!


Leslie Platt said...

I love your idea! I teach kinders so this would be too much for them... However, this could easily be adapted by doing onset & rime, CVC, or syllables, to name a few. Just thought I'd share. Thanks for sharing your ideas!


Speech2U said...

Leslie-Those are GREAT ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!

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