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Beginning Word Roots - Grades 3-4
Beginning Word Roots - Grades 3-4

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Ages: 8-9
Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

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Product Code: 410-663

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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.

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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.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2016 Third-Grade Curriculum Kit!

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.

    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

    Reviews from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team:

    "...Each lesson focuses on Root Words and either suffixes or prefixes that go with the Root Word. He was able to grasp this concept through the great graphs they have in the lessons, dividing up the prefix/suffix and their definition and the particular Root Word that is being studied. He had no problem understanding how to make new words and definitions by combining the prefix/suffix with the Root. 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!..."
    Review by Mrs. Taffy of My Life on a Taffy Pull

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    Great Addition September 25, 2015
    Reviewer: Deja  
    I got this as an addition to our curriculum. I wanted to start at the beginner even though my daughter is in a higher grade. She is not a great speller so I'm hoping that this will help, plus help her learn the meaning to bigger words. So far it is nice and easy to do and understand and she is enjoying seeing how words we use everyday were formed from ancient words.

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    Good Book August 24, 2015
    Reviewer: MeredithB  
    This has been a really good book for my reluctant reader/speller/language arts kid. He has liked that it does not seem overwhelming, I like that he is learning but it seems lower pressured. I don't think this would be good for a 3rd grade+ child like one of my other sons who is a natural reader/speller. It would work when they are younger though!

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    Wasn't amazing, wasn't awful July 24, 2015
    Reviewer: Liz M.  
    I would PROBABLY get this again, but I'm not sure. I really like the concept of truly understanding the origins of words, but I'm not sure how much was retained for my 8 yr old. Kind of on the dry side, but I've seen worse.

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    Love this December 30, 2013
    Reviewer: Katie W.  
    Love the way this book is set up! It is really easy to use and my son loves it! He was struggling with reading and such and that is why we pulled him from school so that we could help him get caught up and this is helping us with teaching him! I Cant wait till we get further in the book to see what it brings!

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    Great concept but too easy for 3-4th December 6, 2013
    Reviewer: Sara M.  
    I am a strong believer in students learning about root words so I was excited to begin this with my third grade student where normally I introduced roots to my fifth graders. However, this book seems more geared to 2nd-3rd grade or struggling 3-4th graders. We will finish the book as it does have good content, but we could easily complete the book in a couple of weeks due to its simplicity.

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