Vocabulary from Classical Roots Elementary
This great series follows the same basic format as the original upper levels, but it is simpler and contains exercises and words geared toward younger students. Each Student Book includes 16 lessons teaching many English words with roots, prefixes, and suffixes originating from 40 different Greek and Latin words. Each lesson presents 8-10 words derived from classical roots, with the root forms defined in bold type at the beginning of the lesson.
Like the original series, the roots are grouped thematically, and each resulting English word is shown in dictionary format with a pronunciation key, definition, and sentence showing correct word usage in context. Each lesson then provides a variety of exercises combining matching, fill in the blank, multiple choice, antonyms and synonyms, using vocabulary in context, and sentence completion activities. These exercises ensure students comprehend the Greek and Latin roots. After each set of three lessons, there is a review lesson that cumulatively reviews the words in the previous three lessons with additional fill-in-the-blank, matching, and short writing exercises to cement the roots and words in students' minds.
Answers to the exercises are not included in the Student Books, but there are individual Answer Keys for each book. The Teacher Guides also include all the answers to the student books, along with lesson plans that help assess knowledge, provide oral activities and additional written activities, and present additional strategies to help teachers construct a sensible and effective way to teach vocabulary from a roots-based perspective, even if they have no background in classical languages.
Test Books are also available, which provide multiple choice tests for each lesson, formatted like standardized tests. Eight test questions are asked for each lesson, with twenty questions for the review lessons. We offer both the non-reproducible tests, where students answer directly in the book, and reproducible ones, which are the same tests but are legally reproducible so you can make as many copies as you need. This series is just as useful and effective as the upper Vocabulary from Classical Roots series and is a great, inexpensive resource for teaching younger students important Greek and Latin roots. ~ Rachel