This resource is beneficial in a classroom as it demonstrates the clear distinction between prefix-root word-suffix. Flint (2014) notes when students learn a selected number of prefixes and suffixes, their ability to decode words dramatically increases. This resource will be a helpful tool in the classroom as children have access to an extension range of affixes, and can utilise this display at all times whenever they're in the classroom.
This activity engages children, as they can enjoy a game of bingo, whilst learning literacy and spelling content inadvertently. Reys (et al., 2009) notes that play lays the foundation for formal schooling and the progression of development. It is discussed that children learn best from lessons that are planned, interesting, directed by thoughtful questions, as well as enriched by activities and materials. This activity allows children to match prefixes to root words, in an exciting way.
This resource allows children to develop a greater understanding of the root words they attach affixes to, by exploring the etymology of the word. As Flint (2014) notes, the etymology of the word goes hand-in-hand with affixes, as recognising the root word helps a reader learn words that are in the same word family. This allows children to take the next step in the structure of language, as they discover words that share the same word origin.
This activity is great to utilise in a classroom as children can engage with suffixes in a creative way. As Antonelli (2014) notes, student engagement is a critical component in enhancing learning and development in a classroom. By encouraging children to engage in an art based learning activity, they have high levels of engagement as the information they are receiving is delivered in a fun yet informative manner, whilst creating deep and meaningful learning experiences.
This resource is beneficial as it allows children to engage in a hands on activity, to create words using a variety of prefixes. As Flint (2014) notes, prefixes have the ability to change the meaning of a word, due to the morphemes the word carries. Children can use this activity to create and learn a variety of different words with various meanings, simply by attaching a different prefix onto a base word.
This resource encourages children to engage in literacy creatively, by creating their own book, and exploring words ending in 'ed'. As Hill (2006) notes, teachers should plan literacy curriculum to meet their children's interests and needs, E.g- allowing the children to engage in art to design their own book. As a result, effective learning can occur as children learn through inquiry and investigation, as well as encouraging children to take responsibility for their learning in a social…