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 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 learned 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. Because the pages are reproducible, 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 will dramatically improve 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 pretest/posttest, lesson reviews, teaching suggestions, and a dictionary of the prefixes, roots, suffixes, and vocabulary words derived from Latin and/or Greek word elements.