Beginning Word Roots

Beginning Word Roots

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Better Reading And Decoding Skills

According to national standards, students in grades four to twelve must now be able to demonstrate their knowledge of how to use common Greek and Latin roots for analyzing the meaning of complex words.

Lovely! Isn't this just what we needed, one more requirement from the government that our children will be tested for yearly? Yet surprisingly enough, it is one that makes sense. Children who have a solid grasp of word roots are bound to be children with better reading comprehension skills, primarily because they have acquired the ability to decode words. But regardless of the benefit, you're probably not looking for another task. In that case, you will appreciate the Word Roots series. It will teach your children the meanings of Latin and Greek prefixes, roots, and suffixes of words commonly used in English. With reproducible pages, the entire family can be prepared for any assessment tests their state throws at them.

Word Roots teaches children the meanings of prefixes, roots, and suffixes commonly used in English. Learning word elements dramatically improves spelling and the ability to decode unfamiliar words. Word Roots will add hundreds of words to your child's vocabulary and greater depth to their thinking and writing.

Includes teaching suggestions and answers.


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For each lesson, students first learn the meanings of prefixes, roots, and suffixes. Then they:

  • Divide known and unknown words into their elements or assemble elements to form whole words.
  • Match word parts or whole words to their definitions by analyzing their meanings.
  • Apply their new vocabulary in sentences.

    Answers are located in the back of this book.

    Publisher's Information
    Pages: 72
    Binding: Paperback
    Copyright: 2008
    ISBN: 9781601441348
    Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
    Size: 11.4" x 8.5"
    Faith-Based: No

    Awards and Endorsements:
    2012 Reader Award, 2nd Place, Vocabulary category, Practical Homeschooling Magazine
    Mensa Recommended Materials for the Gifted
    Creative Child Magazine 2011 Preferred Choice Award
    Cathy Duffy 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
    Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader Award
    Informal Education Products Product of the Year
    Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching
    2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - 3rd Place, Vocabulary Category

    Critical Thinking Press~Review by My Life on a Taffy Pull

    review by My Life on a Taffy Pull

    "Each lesson is between 2 and 4 pages long, we usually did a page or 2 at a time. I was not able to completely let him do this independently, I probably could have if he were a little older. I was honestly surprised by how much he enjoys this book! I will definitely be getting the next one in the series when he completes this one!"

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    Critical Thinking Press~Review by Chocolate-Covered Boy Joy

    review by Chocolate-Covered Boy Joy

    "Trees have roots and so do words, I explained to Lionheart, who wondered aloud, "why do I have to do this!?" I wanted him to understand that the key to unlocking the meaning of new and unfamiliar words is understanding their roots. Sharing this tidbit made teaching this abstract concept a bit more relevant to his young life."

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 50 reviews
    Simple and Effective

    These lessons are short and effective. Our learner is enjoying this book.

    Gets the job done

    Fascinating workbook. Got the job done and worked well. Daughter didn't like it, mainly because she dislikes the subject, but she completed the book and didn't hate the subject as much because of it. Breaks the words down into easy to know bits.

    Rebecca A.
    Love the product

    My daughter seems to enjoy this book, as much as any 7 year old enjoys reading. Of note, she is reading at a 5th grade level, so I would recommend this book for 3rd or 4th graders. It helps address a core competency that all English readers and writers need to grasp. Love the site, love the products. Wish I had found you sooner!!

    Kathleen W.
    A great addition to language arts

    We are exciting to be adding this to our languished arts program for 4th, 7th and 10th grade students this fall.

    Summer project!

    Using orally with rising first grader (advanced), a struggling fourth grader, and taught by their seventh grade sibling. Great straightforward lessons, easy to do one a day during summer break. (I would do once or twice weekly during a school year). Lessons build gradually but never get overwhelming.