Research shows that vocabulary deficits are one of the biggest challenges facing our young readers today. Constant exposure to new words is a critical piece of instruction. Helping students decipher words using roots, prefixes, and suffixes is another key part of developing a strong vocabulary. Giving students a chance to sort words according to the meaning of their roots, prefixes, and suffixes will help build understanding. Cutting words apart and putting them together to make new words is another strategy to build understanding. Manipulatives build engagement among students, and the ones in this product are easy to make for whole group instruction, literacy centers, and small group review and intervention. Need some no-prep test-prep? These sorts will help you review the word parts your students may see on their standardized tests.