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Word Roots A1

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According to national standards, students in grades 4 – 12 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 spelling and 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, assuming your children are independent learners, you will appreciate the Word Roots series.

Written for grades four and up, Word Roots will teach your children the meanings of Latin (and Greek in more advanced levels) prefixes, roots, and suffixes of words commonly used in English. A pre/post test, answers, and glossary are included. And with reproducible pages, the entire family can be prepared for any assessment tests their state throws at them. Level A1 teaches Latin only.

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
    Authors: Cherie Blanchard
    Activities: 50
    Black & White:
    Binding: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-89455-804-8
    Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
    Reproducible: Yes

    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

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review.

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    Structured, Helpful, Do-able Daily Lessons October 2, 2014
    Reviewer: Kimberlee  
    I actually like the Word Roots A1 book better than the book it precedes (Beginning Word Roots). Without the requirement of creating and writing out sentences (as in Beginning Word Roots), my child can spend his time and energy focusing on just learning the meanings and arrangement of the word roots, prefixes and suffixes. The lessons have the same structure every day, meaning that every day my child opens his book he knows just what to expect. They are helpful for focusing on a daily "short-list" of word roots, prefixes and suffixes. It is very "do-able," but I am seeing tremendous growth in his understanding of language. A little bit goes a long way over time, and that's precisely how this Word Roots Level A1 book works.

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    Year two, and still not clicking September 11, 2013
    Reviewer: Alicia B  
    I also reviewed the first book in this series, which I used with my daughter last year. She did not enjoy that book, and I'm sad to say that she is not enjoying this one, either. She struggles through each page, has difficulties making connections between roots and the words they build, and doesn't retain the information AT ALL. While I myself love etymology, this book isn't even fun to me. I believe that learning should be hands on and FUN for children, and this workbook just doesn't live up to those expectations. Next year I'm going to try to replace this series with something else. Perhaps just teaching Latin would be an improvement

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    Love This! June 1, 2012
    Reviewer: fulltimemama  
    This is a great book to reinforce vocabulary. It is so simple to use and to teach. My kids loved doing these worksheets because of it simplicity. I would recommend using it in conjunction or as a supplement to a Language Arts program.

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    Word Roots A1 Review by Adventures in Unsell Land December 30, 2011
    Reviewer: Jen from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
    My 12 year old daughter has been working her way through Word Roots over the past month. Spelling is not one of her strong points and she found the book to be a bit difficult at first but the more she got the hang of the book/lessons, the easier it has become for her. In my opinion this is a wonderful vocabulary/spelling program. The lessons start out having her learn the meaning of the prefixes, roots, and suffixes. From their she goes into dividing known and unknown words into their elements and then she is required to assemble elements to form whole words. The book has her apply this new vocabulary in sentences. She is also required to analyze the parts of words to determine their meaning. The book offers a wide variety of exercises that reinforce the concepts that are taught. For those parents who might find the thought of teaching anything related to Latin to be a bit overwhelming, I have to share that this book is actually very easy to understand. While English has always been one of my strong points, I was never taught Latin myself and yet I did not have any problems understanding this book or helping my daughter with the lessons. Their is an answer key as well as a dictionary of Latin prefixes located in the back of the book. This is a book that I can confidently and highly recommend to others.

    Read the rest of this review at http://theunsells.blogspot.com/2011/01/word-roots-level-learning-building.html

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    Curriculum Review: A1 Word Roots December 22, 2011
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
    I was using this book with my 12 yo son, Luke. Language Arts is definitely not his favorite subject, so we were really putting this book to a test in the ability to keep a student’s interest.
    The book starts out with 4 Warm-Up Activities, which I have to admit, didn’t excite him too much. Once we got past those first pages it was a different story. We both enjoyed the exercise pages.

    The whole page could easily be completed in a few minutes.  But, in an effort to really let the information sink in, we spent a week on each lesson.  We spread the exercises out over the first two days, and spent the rest of the week matching flashcards that we made ourselves.

    We will definitely continue using the rest of this book & probably move on to the next level when we’re done.  This book offers a quick, fun way for anyone to build their vocabulary skills.  For kids who don’t (or can’t) do a lot of writing, it is wonderful!

    Read the rest of this review at http://homeschoolblogger.com/wdworkman/784421/

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