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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 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.
Features

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
    Pages:
    60
    Activities:50
    Black & White:
    Yes
    Binding: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-89455-865-X
    Publisher:
    The Critical Thinking Co
    Consumable:
    Yes
    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: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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    Love this series June 30, 2015
    Reviewer: Christie  
    We love this series of books. The pages are clear and concise and are easily completed independently. The structure of learning roots with prefixes and suffixes makes overall vocabulary and spelling a much less overwhelming task. My son improved greatly in his vocab and spelling as we progressed through the a1 and a2 volumes. I would highly recommend these and look forward to moving onto the B series.

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    Word Roots A1 Review by The Traveling Praters January 10, 2012
    Reviewer: Tonya from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
    One of the things I really appreciate about the materials from Critical Thinking Press  is that they are pretty basic, self explanatory and offer clear, easy to understand directions. I quickly read the introduction, removed the answer key from the back of the book (no peeking allowed here), offered my son a few simple explanations, handed him the book and he took over from there.  

    The 68- page workbook is written to the student to work from independently. Other than a question here and there, I didn’t really hear much from my son unless it was time for me to review his answers.

    After completing several warm-up activities, the student is able to jump right in to the worksheets which each focus on a particular root word. There are also corresponding extension worksheets if you find your child needs additional practice pages or just to use for further reinforcement. The back of the book also contains a dictionary of Greek and Latin prefixes, roots and suffixes, making the workbook completely self-contained.

    Studying Greek and Latin root words are a great place to begin if you want to further your vocabulary- why not consider starting with Word Roots?

    Read the rest of this review at http://www.thetravelingpraters.com/2011/02/word-roots-a2-review.html

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    Review by A Life Better than I Deserve December 21, 2011
    Reviewer: Michelle from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
    The only real difference between this book and [Word Roots A1] is that sometimes six or seven definitions and sentences are included on each page instead of only five–and this book contains not only Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes but also Greek roots, prefixes and suffixes.

    I intend to revisit these books with my children in another year or so, though, because they are so well-designed for vocabulary-building–though not quite as fun and interesting as the Editor in Chief series. These would make an excellent weekly vocabulary supplement for many homeschooling families.

    Read the rest of this review at http://homeschoolblogger.com/alifebetterthanidese/784348/

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    The book makes a difficult task so much easier! May 9, 2011
    Reviewer: Jennifer Schneider from Rhinelander, WI United States  
    If you know a 100 key words, roots, suffixes, prefixes from Latin - you can really understand so many bigger words without having to learn them individually.   Learning a language is always overwhelming, and I think learning bits of words that are not concrete equivalents is especially difficult Words that mean things like: out, away, again, etc. are hard to create associations and often just need to be learned.  This book is set up with short, simple lessons to break down that information and make that task manageable.   With each lesson, kids quickly start seeing the effects of these key root words, prefixes and suffixes in everything they read.  There is more meaning behind what used to be just an everyday word and they start to expand their vocabulary and comprehension!  I wish I would have used this book series earlier with all my kids!

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