Beginning Word Roots
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.
For each lesson, students first learn the meanings of prefixes, roots, and suffixes. Then they:
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
Size: 11.4" x 8.5"
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
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!"Read the Full Review
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."Read the Full Review
I love how this isn’t business work. It gets right to the point if root words and how they have certain meanings. It makes decoding other words easily. Straightforward lessons, which I love.
This is something I would be tempted to call "busy work," but since it's just 1 lesson per week I'm sticking with it. It is useful knowledge for vocabulary and maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised later by how much is retained.
I bought this as a supplement to my 3rd grader Language arts curriculum. It really adds a great deal to her vocabulary knowledge as well as her ability to decode word meanings. A bit of a challenge for her but will work well over her 3rd/4th grade years.
It is a book I have to help the kids with, but they learn so much. It is pretty intense but worth it.
This was an easy and slightly challenging book for my kids to use.