Rummy Roots Game

Rummy Roots Game

# 007729

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Item #: 007729
Grades: 3-AD

Product Description:

Increase your children's vocabulary without workbooks or study - learn while playing Rummy Roots! This unique card game will allow students to master 42 different Greek and Latin roots. After learning these familiar roots and practicing alphabetizing via a simple "Go Fish"-type game, players progress to 3 higher levels of play. In Level 1, players combine roots to form English words and practice dictionary skills. In level 2, dictionary skills are improved as players try to stump their opponents. Level 3 is played like Rummy using three root combinations to further expand vocabulary and comprehension. The result of all this fun? Mastering 42 Greek and Latin roots, over 190 vocabulary words learned, and the ability to at least partially decipher over 2,000 words!

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Eternal Hearts
0.35 (lbs.)
8.0" x 4.81" x 1.0"
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I used this game with my children and now my daughter would like to use it with her children. It is great for learning Latin and Greek roots.
DIANE T. on Mar 26, 2023
A friend recommended it.
SABRINA T on Feb 21, 2023
I used this game with my children and now my daughter would like to use it with her children. It is great for learning Latin and Greek roots.
DIANE T. on Mar 26, 2023
Have used these years ago, they are great!
Holly W on Mar 2, 2023
A friend recommended it.
SABRINA T on Feb 21, 2023
To help my 6th grade students learn Latin and Greek roots
Jason M on Feb 5, 2023
I use Wired for Reading as a teaching program, and want my kids to practice Anglo Saxon, Latin and Greek roots. It was recommended by another tutor.
Tonia W on Jan 23, 2023
Recommended by Institute for Excellence in Writing
Kristin H on Jan 10, 2023
Great game with various difficulty levels for teaching Greek & Latin as connected to English. I use it in teaching to my grandson. A fun game that challenges.
Candace D on Nov 29, 2022
cathy duffy review looking for fun way to review roots
Tiffany D on Oct 10, 2022
For use at home and with my students at school. I am a dyslexia therapist in training and teach Latin and Greek roots as part of the curriculum. I also want my children to learn these.
Alyssa G on Oct 8, 2022
Recommended by a friend
Penelope G on Oct 3, 2022
This was recommended with our language arts program (Guest Hollow).
Kristi E on Aug 28, 2022
I had these games for my girls 15 plus years ago, now it's time to play it with the grandkids! Great fun game!
Vicki F on Aug 19, 2022
I want my students to learn Greek and Latin roots for vocabulary development and language comprehension.
Taylor S on Aug 18, 2022
for my dad to help with brain exercises and he loves word origins
missyz on Aug 7, 2022
This game is a part of my homeschool curriculum for my 6th graders.
Kayte S on Aug 5, 2022
I am excited to add this to our homeschool. I chose it since it was recommended by Guest Hollow Language Arts curriculum schedule.
Gabrielle W on Jul 27, 2022
I played this 20 years ago when I was in school and can still remember the Latin and Greek words. It seals it into your mind!
Emilie G on Jul 25, 2022
It was suggested as a game to use with students on the Barton Reading and Spelling Sight.
Pamela M on Jul 19, 2022
It's recommended for a curriculum I'm using
Meghan K on Jul 16, 2022
It is a component of the homeschool curriculum I'm using and it was cheapest through your site.
Melissa M on Jul 9, 2022
We are going to learn Greek roots this school year, and games are a great way to learn.
Jessica R on Jun 27, 2022
Hoping for a fun way to introduce Latin and Greek
Stephanie S on May 20, 2022
We have been studying Greek and Latin roots for years, but the information isn't sticking as well as I would like, thought we'd try a new approach.
Holli P on May 13, 2022
This is a great price for this product. I am looking to start my 2nd grader in some pre-latin materials, and thought this would be helpful.
Gayle B on Feb 14, 2022
I played this as a kid and I still think of it every time I understand the etymology of a word! I hope to pass on the same experience to my kids!
Katherine C on Jan 6, 2022
I used these back in the day when I homeschooled my two sons. They were wondering if this product was still available. They have both expressed a desire to have sets of these cards.
Barbara P on Dec 23, 2021
I used these cards with my children during our homeschool days and want to gift them to a 12 year old grandson.
Elizabeth B on Oct 22, 2021
This game was recommend in the book The Well Trained Mind. and it is a better deal here than amazon.
Nicky L on Sep 30, 2021
I chose this item for my 8th and 10th graders as part of our English Language family study this year. It was recommended by a friend.
Christy K on Aug 31, 2021
I teach Middle School Latin and was looking for a fun game to try. This game was recommended by Cheryl Swope author or Simply Classical.
Teresa D on Aug 24, 2021
I find it is always more fun to learn by playing games.
Trudi O on Aug 21, 2021
Games are always a fun way to learn!
Trudi O on Aug 20, 2021
25 plus years ago I purchased this for my kids to help with vocabulary. I can't find mine and want to share it with a young friend with a 10 year old.
Crystal P on Aug 12, 2021
This looks fun!
Mindy J on Aug 12, 2021
I bought this because Andrew Pudewa mentioned it in a video on Spelling and the Brain in an IEW youtube talk.
Carle B on Aug 11, 2021
looks like a fun way to build language skills and supplement our word study unit this year!
Shannon C on Aug 10, 2021
Looks like a fun game to play while homeschooling this year!
Noreen W on Aug 4, 2021
Using this game as a follow-up resource to the Barton Reading and Spelling Program
Susanna M on Jul 30, 2021
To make learning roots more fun
Helen P on Jul 22, 2021
I've been homeschooling many children for decades and have used this game for most of the time. It is an easy, fun way to build vocabulary for the whole family, even younger ones. I now want to have more sets available for my grandchildren.
Janis L on Jul 12, 2021
I'm trying to develop a broader selection of card games for my classroom!
Darlene D on Jun 15, 2021
As a review for Englist from the Roots Up lessons
Andrea S on Jun 2, 2021
recommended by other families
LESLIE on Mar 20, 2021
It was recommended by a friend.
Valerie H on Mar 3, 2021
Recommended by a language arts specialist
David L on Feb 19, 2021
My homeschooled son is studying Latin roots and we were told this could be a great game to practice.
tullia w on Feb 19, 2021
always wanted to get it
Julia Z on Feb 3, 2021
I chose this to help me teach spelling to dyslexic students.
Suzanne M on Oct 2, 2020
It's a great game for building knowledge of English root words from Latin and Greek. I was unable to purchase from the publisher directly.
RHONDA B on Sep 17, 2020
It goes along with a home school activity in a unit we are going to start after fall break.
ANNA P on Sep 17, 2020
Have used these years ago, they are great!
Holly W on Mar 2, 2023
To help my 6th grade students learn Latin and Greek roots
Jason M on Feb 5, 2023
I need set 2. Do you have it?
Monique D on Feb 12, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We only have the one set, but there are 4 levels in it.
Can we start with this "More Roots" game as an introduction to word roots, or should the first game, "Rummy Roots," be definitely used first? Just wondering if the order is important, as the first game ("Rummy Roots) is backordered.
Alexandra on Aug 1, 2020
Rummy Roots Game
Rummy Roots Game
More Roots Card Game
More Roots Card Game
BEST ANSWER: Definitely can. We have started with More Roots and we are really enjoying it. There are also multiple levels within the one set so it should last for a while. We have just ordered Rummy Roots to expand on it.
Would this go along well with English from the Roots up?
Debbie on Jul 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This game is a fun activity for students to develop their word attack skills and reinforce their understanding of etymology. I have used it with my weak Language Support students and they love it.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Fabulous way to learn word roots
My sons learn best by playing, so when someone recommended this game to us for our children to learn word roots, I picked it up. It doesn't disappoint... as long as you play the card games (fun), they learn while playing (as opposed to telling them to just memorize the lists!) they WILL learn and have fun doing it, and knowing a lot of word roots is a great tool to have.
November 3, 2022
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
They look good for review!
These are for learning and reviewing Latin and Greek roots. I looked them over and the games and I think they'll do really nicely!
August 22, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun way to practice Greek/Latin roots! It has several options for games that progress from super easy to really challenging so that it can easily be adapted to the student's level. Very easy to learn the rules.
September 24, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A fun way to learn something that could otherwise be difficult.
So far we are still in learning mode, but the kids and I are enjoying the process of learning the different roots and what they mean. We have been playing the beginner’s version (basically Go Fish). The kids are still enjoying it after multiple plays a week for the last month or so!
May 19, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Repeat purchase for all my students with dyslexia!
This is a very useful game. I use at a linguistics teacher to children with dyslexia. I play my own memory version of the game with my students during instruction but I suggest to the families that they play Rummy Roots.
Learning morphemes is a great tool for expanding vocabulary, spelling and decoding.
May 16, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great product and nice discount, though it took a while to get here.
We really like our new card game. It is in perfect condition even though it was discounted for having been opened. It took a long time to come, but I think that was because part of our order was out off stock. It came pretty soon after I cancelled the other item.
September 30, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
October 22, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This game has been a fun and painless way to learn root words My son and I have nearly memorized all the root words and their definitions and will soon be ordering Rummy Roots 2 It's super easy to use and no prep work needed You can't beat the value and it doesn't feel like "doing school" at all We love this game and use it nearly every day in our homeschool
April 25, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5
The Rummy Roots game is excellent The rules are easy to understand and only took a few moments to read After that my ten year old daughter and I played She loved it! (She beat me two out of three times!) It was so easy and I could see her learning Painless repetition of Greek and Latin roots and their meanings! The cards are divided into three groups so as not to be overwhelming After mastering one group move on to the next After all three groups are mastered there are three more games to play to help kids (and adults) increase vocabulary and form new words This was well worth it!
October 4, 2007

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