Dynamic Literacy helps your child build their vocabulary in a systematic way. You learn three roots to these you add three suffixes and now you have added twelve words to your vocabulary bank. When you learn three suffixes you are up to forty-eight words. As you can see as you continue to add to your bank of roots, prefixes, and suffixes the words your child can define grows by leaps and bounds. This is so much more effective than just memorizing a list of words.
Dynamic Literacy has both workbooks and an online learning experience. You can check out the videos on their website for even more information on the program and how it works. Their website also includes samples for you to take a peak inside the workbooks.
WordBuild the Product
We are reviewing the WordBuild Foundations Level 1 – Combo Edition comes with three different items. It comes with the Teacher Edition, Basics Student Activity Book, and Student Activity Book.
The Teacher Edition comes with all you need to teach the Foundations Level 1 program. The instructions include how to use the Basics Book along with a day-to-day guide for the Student Activity Book. It also includes the answer key, tips for teaching the program, and periodic tests. Each lesson has a copy of the student page where the answers can be found, ideas for teaching, the words to use when giving the assignment, and discussion. There are also Making Connections for ideas for further study. Each lesson also includes a list of words for the concept of the week.
The Basics Student Activity Book can be used for as much time as needed to either teach or review basic concepts for building vocabulary such as compound words and leads children gently into learning suffixes and prefixes as a way to build vocabulary. It is 20-pages long.
Student Activity Book is 184 pages, Each lesson is designed to be completed over a 5-day period. You can complete the assessments found in the teacher edition after every six lessons. Some of the activities students complete include a Square that has the suffix or prefix in the center along with eight roots that help the student make new words and get them thinking about how the parts go together to grow new words. They also work on Affix Adders which help them explore how to break words apart and put them together. With the magic square they have the chance to see if they can match up words to their definitions. It is a self-checking exercise because if they get the right answers the magic square will add up properly. The word search is a fun way to review and think about words they have explored during the week. The finally exercise helps build comprehension.
At our house Hannah spent a couple of days completing the Basics book and then started on the Student Activity Book completing one exercise per day.
There are several advantages to WordBuild Foundations Level 1. I love the idea that introduces words in their parts and helps children to see how to build them. Every week the child can add many new words to their vocabulary. Hannah really appreciates that the activities don’t take up a lot of time. Also, I like how easy it is to teach each days activity and because it doesn’t take up too much time Hannah is willing to complete it each day without feeling overwhelmed.
WordBuild Foundations Level 1 – Combo Edition sales for $82.99.
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