I also must confess that I often take ideas that I have seen and modify them to fit the needs of my class as well as my classroom. One of my recent "finds" is the blog Dandelions and Dragonflies. This teacher had a post called "The Root of It All" about prefix and suffix trees that were just what my class needed. The problem was that I am in a small room and I have 26 students so there was simply not enough space to have a "tree" for each prefix and suffix. I modified her idea by making one tree for prefixes and one tree for suffixes. I used DJ Inker clip art and made leaves for each prefix and suffix. It is not as student centered as I would have preferred, but it at least reminds the students of the meanings of each.
If you like this idea, please visit Dandelions and Dragonflies and download a copy of her tree. If you would like my leaves......here they are.
I hope you enjoy these!