Word Roots Level 4

Word Roots Level 4

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ISBN: 9781601446749
Grades: 7-12

Product Description:

61 Lessons: Greek roots, prefixes and suffixes with reviews after every three lessons.

Publisher Description:

This 288-page book teaches students the meaning and spelling of roots, prefixes, and suffixes that are the elements used to form words in English. Learning these word elements dramatically improves spelling and the ability to decode unfamiliar words.

The activities focus on using these words in context to help students incorporate each word into their vocabulary and retain the correct spelling. There are periodic reviews to make sure students retain what is taught in the lessons. Word Roots will add hundreds of words to your students' vocabulary and greater depth to their thinking and writing.

Each lesson has the meanings of prefixes, roots, and suffixes used to form the vocabulary words. The activities following the lessons include:

A. Spelling and Defining Words

* Match each given word to its correct definition.

B. Completing the Sentence

* Complete the sentence by choosing the correct word.

C. Defining the Word Parts

* Define the word parts.

D. Writing Sentences

* Write sentences using the words in the lesson.

E. (optional) Creative Writing

This book includes a pretest/posttest, lesson reviews, answers, and a dictionary of the prefixes, roots, suffixes, and vocabulary words derived from Latin and/or Greek word elements.

Category Description for Word Roots:

When one starts studying vocabulary they realize how words relate to one another and how learning a prefix or suffix can help them decode the meaning of a totally new word. Word Roots is based on this premise: to efficiently and effectively learn vocabulary (and aid spelling as well as reading comprehension) learn the different elements - roots, prefixes, suffixes. Word Roots covers both Greek and Latin roots; these being the foundation of much of our English language.

Each Word Roots lesson covers one or more root words plus several prefixes and suffixes; giving definitions of each. The student then works through a list of derivatives (words derived from the root word) matching definitions with the words. Then the new words are used in sentences; the student deciding what is the best word choice for each sentence. Previous editions of this program stopped at this point but the newest edition provides a number of extra reinforcement exercises: defining word parts, writing sentences and an optional creative writing suggestion. Reviews after every two lessons provide several different activities that match words from both lessons to their definitions as well as a sentence completion activity. A pre-test and a post-test help to evaluate how much the student knows going into the course and how much progress they made as they finish. Each book also includes a complete answer key plus a dictionary of Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The workbooks are reproducible for one classroom or homeschool.

Flashcards (3.25" x 5.25") have a prefix, root, or suffix on the front and definitions on the back. The set includes instructions for quick, fun activities. A helpful supplement to the Word Roots workbooks or other roots-based programs or they can also be used as an independent teaching tool. Card sets correspond to the word list for each level.

Compared to the previous edition, the roots, prefixes, and suffixes are largely the same in corresponding books; A1 to Book 1, A2 to Book 2. However, there are more derivatives (vocabulary words) and activities for each list in the new edition. There is no indication that Critical Thinking Co. will be updating the software, but the impression I got is that the increased activities in the books now correlates better with the software, which used to have more activities than the book. 225 - 250 pgs, pb. ~ Janice




Primary Subject
Spelling/Vocabulary
Grade Start
7
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781601446749
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Critical Thinking Company
Weight
2.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.88"
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Ordering this as it is part of the curriculum from the school
Beatrice S on Sep 2, 2019
This is our third word roots...excellent program.
PATRICIA L. on May 2, 2018
Ordering this as it is part of the curriculum from the school
Beatrice S on Sep 2, 2019
I enjoy the word roots books. They break the words down really well and then build on each subsequent lesson. The kids learn how to figure out what a word means by each part. These books do a great job of that.
Jessica D on Aug 6, 2019
This is our third word roots...excellent program.
PATRICIA L. on May 2, 2018
I have used this book before. It is both comprehensive and challenging. I think it's important for my students to learn word roots, prefixes, and suffixes, especially since their foreign language choices did not include Latin.
Jessica on Apr 2, 2018
previews looked good
User on May 4, 2017
I enjoy the word roots books. They break the words down really well and then build on each subsequent lesson. The kids learn how to figure out what a word means by each part. These books do a great job of that.
Jessica D on Aug 6, 2019
I have used this book before. It is both comprehensive and challenging. I think it's important for my students to learn word roots, prefixes, and suffixes, especially since their foreign language choices did not include Latin.
Jessica on Apr 2, 2018
I would like to use Word Roots with my 9th grader. Should I start with Level 1 or jump to a higher level?
User on Aug 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Deciding on a level really depends on if your student has studied etymology before and how advanced they are in the area of vocabulary. Previous exposure to Latin is helpful too. The publisher's website says that each level contains increasing numbers of prefixes, suffixes, roots, and vocabulary words. If this will be your student's first study of word roots, I would suggest starting at level 1 or 2 and advancing to the next level even in the same year as needed.
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This resource has been one of the best items we have used since we started homeschooling three years ago! It has many different varieties of exercises to introduce each lesson, so the student receives the information several ways. Each lesson takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. My 8th grade daughter's vocabulary improved so much over the year that I purchased another book for my 9th grader to start as well. Level 4 was perfect for us--challenging but still very, very useful as we did not take Latin for a foreign language.
May 14, 2018
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