Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Students formed groups of three or four and collected their materials. Each group received a disposable plate with three sections. The sections were labeled “prefix,” “suffix,” and “root word.” Finally, groups were given a bag of big words. They used scissors to cut the words into parts and drop each part into its respective section on the plate.

Lucy Calkins Kindergarten Style... (Teacher Mom)

This link is to a blog of a teacher. She encourages her students to write more detailed and important sentences by using this visual representation to help become a deeper writer.