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How did we teach our beginning readers Latin and Greek roots? Well, we knew we didn't want something too dull, too schoolish, too intense, or based too heavily on mythology. With those objectives clarified, it was not difficult to decide that English from the Roots Up was an ideal program for us.

Designed by elementary school teacher Joegil Lundquist, this program teaches children 100 Greek and Latin words and their derivatives. Each child compiles his own file of 3" X 5" index cards with the root word on the front and the definitions and derivatives on the reverse. The teacher's manual not only includes the root word, derivatives, and sample words, but also lots of great ideas in the teaching notes.

This program could not be easier to implement and is ideal for multilevel teaching. If your children have had no exposure to Latin and Greek root study, you are going to be very impressed with the results. Appropriate for second grade through high-school. Card sets, for the harried mom, are available separately .
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  • Root words
  • Derivatives
  • Sample words
  • Teaching notes

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    Simple Discipline November 19, 2013
    Reviewer: Mariah C.  
    Indeed, Latin/Greek roots form a strong foundation for our language. This curriculum provides an attainable format to impart these building blocks. I delegated the teaching/presenting of these roots to my daughter to share with us at mealtimes together. We can learn them together using the flashcards; and review. Thankful.

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    Better Than Straight Memorization May 31, 2012
    Reviewer: pam from MA  
    All four of my children have used From the Roots Up at some point in time. With the older ones, I hand them the book and some index cards and tell them to go to town making their own cards. They only had to choose three of the sample words to write down. With the younger ones, I would go through the words with them and they would write the root themselves. I made a memory type game using the roots and their meanings that went over well with my own kids and the kids I shared the roots with in our co-op. We also used the cards to make up our own words. Considering about half of English is based on Greek/Latin roots, this can be a big help to struggling spellers and those interested in the sciences.

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    Resource for Creation to Greeks, MFW May 31, 2012
    Reviewer: Erin  
    We are using My Father's World curriculum, Creation to the Greeks and this is a needed resource. What a neat way to learn so much behind the English language. I have enjoyed this book immensely. Even though I am only teaching fourth grade, I learn so much myself. So many words make so much more sense now! It has helped with spelling and understanding. I also like the utilization of the dictionary with the use of the book and learning new words. Also, suggest buying cards instead of making your own. SOOO much easier and much less time consuming.

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    Word Fun May 31, 2011
    Reviewer: Anne O from Helotes, TX United States  
    I never studied Latin or Greek, but what can be more fun than submarine means 'under sea'? So, we have a lot of fun making a game of the cards. My daughter was 8 when we started. We put photos next to a lamp for 'light' and we put tele on a shelf far away for 'far away' and then put skopeo under reading glasses for 'examine' etc, etc, and then we say what the words mean and then make full words 'telescope', 'telephotos' and say what they mean. It is a lot of fun, but not enough cards. So I am ordering the second set. You need the book for looking up on what card a word is located (saves a lot of time, plus the author will inspire you for the reasons to study word roots). We also make some cards for Latin/Greek roots not in the set. My son is 5 and he is captivated by the fact that Tyrannosaurus Rex means 'King of the Tyrant Lizards'.

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    Excellent and Enjoyable... May 27, 2010
    Reviewer: M from CT United States  
    My daughter enjoys this learning from this book.  Excellent information and well presented for independent learning.  Also an excellent preparation for college entrance exams.

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