About: WordBuild: Foundations, Level 1, by Dynamic Literacy, is a three book set. The set includes the teacher edition which has the answer key, tips, test, and more. There is a basic student activity book that is 20 pages long. It is a color workbook that introduces compound words, prefixes, and suffixes. Then there is the student activity book, a 184 page workbook. The book uses 5 different activites to slowly introduce the topic. You start with affix square, then affix adder, then magic square, then word search and finally a comprehension booster. The program is planned out in 5 days of lessons. The lessons break down words into three parts: root, prefix, and suffix. By doing this you are able to teach a few which will give them the understanding of many words.
How we used: We normally only school about 4 days a week but since my child I used this with is dyslexic and has a harder time learning reading and words we took the 5 days with it. We worked about 30-45 minutes a day on each lesson. This may not take the average learner this long but we have to go over things several times to get it to click with her. It is more like a game, you put words in a square and you see what other words you can make out of it. This is kind of funny when you mix things that do not go well together. Once you get the hang of your new word then the rest of the week is restating what you learned and helping retain that information. The basic book we started out with because she is a bit behind. I did show it to my other child and she was able to get the idea of this book quickly. Overall I think if you have a child struggling or even one that is just working on prefix and suffix then this would be great for you. Many places and teaching make it hard for a child to learn it and this one makes it simple.
They also offer an online program to go with the book if you choose. I did not review this but some of my crew members did so you might want to check what they had to say.
Also some of my crew members have a discount code on their reviews in case you decide you would like to try it at home with your own kids. I really think it would be good for homeschoolers or even parents that want to give their children a little extra boost.