Vocabulary From Classical Roots A
Category Description for Vocabulary from Classical Roots Upper Levels
In the case of this series, the sum is definitely more than the total of its parts. As the most important Latin and Greek roots are studied, students increase their vocabularies far more than the 240 words actually presented, since these roots form the basis for many additional words. Roots are grouped thematically in worktexts, with each of the sixteen lessons in every book introducing up to 15 words derived from two or more classical roots. Each lesson begins with a "root dictionary". The root and root forms are shown and defined in bold type, followed by English word(s) derived from that root. Each English word is shown in dictionary format with pronunciation key, definition(s) and word forms each followed by a sentence showing correct word usage in context. Small side boxes list additional words that are formed from the same root. A variety of exercises based on synonyms, antonyms, analogies, vocabularies in context, and sentence completion are provided at the end of lessons to insure mastery. The many literary, historical and geographical references are designed to increase the student's cultural literacy. After every two lessons, a creative or expository writing assignment is suggested, using words from the lessons , allowing the student to put into practice the words he's learned.
Answers are available in the answer key, but if you want a little more help, opt for the Teacher Key. The Teacher Key is a valuable resource, as it complements, extends, and enriches the series. It provides tips for individual learning needs and shows how to ensure that students are building upon earlier skills. It gives support for every lesson, provides blackline masters to reinforce key words, gives additional review activities and vocabulary games, and includes a glossary and answer key for the student books.
A test booklet (with answers) is available. You get a lot of educational value for your money here. This series would be beneficial to parents too - especially those that didn't attend parochial school or study the classical languages!
Customer Reviews5.0 / 5.01 ReviewPerfect! A serious study and not too difficult This series is very interesting These can by used by many grade levels and you can expand on the course for an older student Love This!June 23, 2005
Q & A
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 38 answersWhy did you choose this?Rainbow Resource Center StoreDo words from books 4,5,6 repeat in these more advanced levels?BEST ANSWER: There is surprisingly little duplication. For example, in Book A, there is one prefix from Book 6, six roots from Book 5, and none from Book 4.I'm going to use this book for my 7th grader. Do I need to purchase the teacher's guide and answer key as well?BEST ANSWER: The teachers guide gives some helpful ideas and suggestions, but, in my opinion, it is designed to be used more in a class room setting opposed to an individual homeschool environment. However, with that being said all of the answers to the exercises can be found at the very back of the Teachers book and not in the students book. The teachers book also has the Lesson Key Word Activity Master for each lesson of which you would need to make a copy to give to your student. This is not in the students text, and in my opinion it is more like a lesson review or quiz to be given to the student. The answers for the Lesson Key Word Activity Master are also in the Teachers text. It really comes down to do you want to have the answers or are you willing to search for them in your students text. For me the Teacher text was disappointing, I would have rather had an answer key opposed to a book that I for the most part did not use. Ultimately, I did use the book, but only for the answers, as that was a time saver for me. I would recommend the test booklet that goes along with this since it applies practical application and use of these vocabulary words.
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