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Word Roots B2

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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 seven 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.

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: 82
    Black & White:
    Binding: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-89455-866-8
    The Critical Thinking Co

    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

  • Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Review by Joy in our Journey January 5, 2012
    Reviewer: Julieanne from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
    Kelsi (7th grade) has always enjoyed words:  saying, writing, reading, and spelling words.  She has done some work with roots, prefixes, and suffixes, from learning Latin for almost two years now, but she hasn't done anything that was extremely concentrated in the area of learning roots of words.

    Word Roots, in Kelsi's words, helped her to take apart words and figure out their meanings based on the roots that she was learning with this product.  She liked it so well that she would often take it to bed with her to use during her free reading time in the evening just before lights out!  I don't know that every child would like it as well as she did, but she does really enjoy learning more about words and languages.  She also wanted to study these roots on her own to help her with the upcoming homeschooling spelling bee in our community.  I would often find her on the couch, after her schoolwork had been completed, studying and working in this book.  Wow!  

    Kelsi's only concern with using Word Roots was that occasionally, two roots and their definitions would be so similar that it was sometimes difficult for her to distinguish the correct answer.  However, most of the time, she found the assignments to be at her level, albeit a bit challenging.  Kelsi completed half of this workbook during the month in which we were able to review this product.  

    Word Roots is a product designed more for the independent learner, rather than something used in whole group instruction.  This book focuses on Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes which are frequently found in the English language.

    An especially nice feature of this book is that it may be reproduced, so the entire family can use it to help prepare for state assessment tests, the CAT, the SAT, and more, as well as simply learning more about our complex English language.  

    Read the rest of this review at http://www.joyinourjourney.com/1/post/2011/1/word-roots-by-the-critical-thinking-skills-company.html

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    USE THE WHOLE SERIES!! October 10, 2011
    Reviewer: Ladonna from Wilton, CA United States  
    Word Roots are our number one top pick for spelling and vocabulary! We have used every level. EVERY BOOK is excellent. If you are wondering if it is worth it to go on to the next level I assure it is. They are a little pricey but they are really great practice in vocabulary, word roots and spelling. The next best thing to a comprehensive Greek and Latin course...(which we are NOT tackling yet) They are clear, simple, interesting, and valuable. I wish there was a level C!!

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