This board helps my students remember some of the word parts we have highlighted throughout the year. Greek and Latin word parts are the toughest (we put those in the root section), but once they master them, they can continuously add examples (leaves) throughout the year seeing their vocabulary and the tree get thicker and thicker!
Building middle school vocabulary in our kids becomes increasingly important. The SAT and ACT tests are looming large. Advanced writing for high school and college require a larger vocabulary than young kids have.