This activity allows for children to easily identify the root word and then extend that word using either a prefix or a suffix. Knowledge of root words it crucial in ensuring students understand affixes and it encourages them to expand their vocabulary (Flint et al., 2014). Children first examine the root word and then they have the opportunity to use their knowledge to extend the word using prefixes and suffixes. This is a great activity for children to engage with independently.
This activity allows for children to engage in a game where they can extend their knowledge of prefixes and suffixes and push themselves to achieve more. The task is somewhat open-ended so they have to come up with affixes that they can remember and apply them to each word. The game is challenging and encourages the children to use their prior knowledge to extend each word. This solidifies their knowledge and increases their ability to decode words (Flint et al., 2014).