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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.
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: 101
    Activities: 72
    Black & White: Yes
    Binding: Paperback
    ISBN: 0-89455-805-6
    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

    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
     
    Word Roots B1 Review by Homeschool Circus January 2, 2012
    Reviewer: Lisa from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
    I love learning that is straight to the point.  Critical Thinking's Word Roots is just that for decoding words for vocabulary, spelling  and comprehension by teaching Latin and Greek prefixes, roots and suffixes.

    We started this series with my 7th grader last year with book A1 and A2.  He loves being able to work independently and joyfully does his Word Roots.  I love how straight forward it is and how much it has improved his spelling and ability to decode new and complex words!

    Read the rest of this review at http://upatdawnreadytowork.blogspot.com/2010/12/three-critical-thinking-selections-from.html

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    WOW! December 15, 2010
    Reviewer: Ladonna Colton from Wilton, CA United States  
    Wow! Spelling and Vocabulary review that is actually INTERESTING without drudgery! My children have LOVED Word Roots. I LOVE the fact that they have maximize learning value with a minimal amount of busywork. Even if you do not use them for the school year they are a PERFECT little workbook to take along on a vacation or in the car to keep the brain stimulated!

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    At Last! Vocabulary My Middle Schooler Loves February 18, 2010
    Reviewer: Carol Nelson from Derwood, MD United States  
    Though my Middle School son is an avid reader, writes regularly, and shows a certain depth with vocabulary - his vocabulary has primarily been built with a very good program in elementary (also word roots based) but we haven't found a program he really loved until now.  Critical Thinking provides brief, focused lessons that break down word roots, suffixes and prefixes that have my son so captivated, he's even inventing his own words!  Another bonus?  His spelling for these words has improved drammatically.  We highly recommend "Word Roots".

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