Vocabulary From Classical Roots 4

Vocabulary From Classical Roots 4

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Item #: 014229
ISBN: 9780838822654
Grades: 4

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

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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.

Test Booklets (with answers) are available as well. The single test is non-reproducible while the more expensive version (only available for Grades 4, 5, 6) can be copied for classroom or home use.

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!

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Ginger C on Dec 7, 2022
My friend suggested it for my kids.
SUNYOUNG P on Aug 2, 2021
recommended by rainbow resourced consultant
Ginger C on Dec 7, 2022
Teachers love it
Barbara M on Nov 15, 2022
My friend suggested it for my kids.
SUNYOUNG P on Aug 2, 2021
Excellent method to teach vocabulary and spelling.
Stacey S on Jul 25, 2021
I have a third grader that is a very good speller. I bought this to challenge him and use it as my spelling for him.
Christina b on Mar 16, 2021
Many of the Grade 4 level spelling curricula seem very simple compared to what my child already knows, and this one goes into more detail on the roots of words as well as how they are spelled and their meanings. It seemed more complete.
Laura M on Oct 31, 2020
I remember doing the middle school level ones back when I was home schooled. I think understanding the roots of our language is an important component of understanding our language. We tried Word Roots earlier this year, before I saw there was an elementary version of this. My son did not do well with it, because he felt like the explanations were lacking, so we are hoping this one is a better fit.
Stephanie L on Oct 11, 2020
Used this with my older boys. Good resource!
Roxanne C on Aug 13, 2020
For my 2nd grader / hybrid school
Julie M on Jul 23, 2020
I have used these workbooks for 6 of my children. They really help kids grasp the latin roots of our everyday vocabulary.
Rebecca S on Jul 9, 2020
I used this in school and know it's a good curriculum for developing a broad knowledge of the English language.
Savannah P on Jun 27, 2020
Teacher recommendation
Anna F on May 4, 2020
Our first time using this. We train classically and this is a great tool!
Catherine S on Apr 24, 2020
This book is wonderful for helping the classically educated student to recognize the use and meaning of Latin roots in English words.
Sophie M on Apr 8, 2020
To supplement my classroom vocabulary/roots instruction.
Lanette R M on Sep 26, 2019
Teaching a 4th and 5th grade reading lab focused on reading comprehension and increasing vocabulary.
Angela P on Aug 20, 2019
It is recommended in the Well-Trained Mind and we needed a supplement for our spelling.
Kelly G on Jan 2, 2019
Needed a curriculum after my kids finished spelling with SpellWell. This looked interesting and useful.
Kristen R on Dec 18, 2018
For my son.
qinling w on Nov 16, 2018
I liked the layout and how the concepts are taught.
Ana A O on Oct 22, 2018
Best Price for Book.
Mary O on Sep 14, 2018
friend recommended
Kim W on May 24, 2018
scott w on Mar 26, 2018
need for daughters reading problem areas
Sunitha F on Feb 5, 2018
For my 9 year old granddaughter
CATHERINE W on Nov 16, 2017
I chose this to go along with some root word notebook pages from TpT.
Marta M on Sep 11, 2017
I some how had everything except the book
julie s on Aug 18, 2017
A great way to learn English vocabulary, as this is where it all began.
Patti B on Jul 5, 2017
I purchased this workbook because I thought it was an interesting way to learn spelling. I thought the book was okay, but I don't feel there were enough vocabulary words introduced per book.
Shirley H on May 31, 2017
I thought I'd like this but I didn't. My son found it too easy. I prefer Wordly Wise level 7. The last section is related to classical roots.
Molly B on Apr 26, 2017
I have no experience with this program, but my student needs an opportunity to intentionally exercise her spelling muscles.
Sarah C on Aug 23, 2016
Knowing the roots enables one to extrapolate word meanings.
SYLVIA B. on Aug 21, 2016
We are trying this series after using Wordly Wise 3000, which my children find a little humdrum. After reading many reviews, this seems to be a great vocabulary programme, here's hoping it doesn't disappoint.
LAURA P on May 11, 2016
Teachers love it
Barbara M on Nov 15, 2022
Excellent method to teach vocabulary and spelling.
Stacey S on Jul 25, 2021
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This is a great addition to any homeschool curriculum. It is so easy to understand and comprehend that both my children rush ahead and don't wait for me to teach. My children are in 4th and 5th grade and do not complain. It is wonderful to see how much they are understanding the latin roots and are able to use it in other parts of schoolwork. I am learning things too. I only wish I would have started it sooner. We started at grade level.
October 2, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very good workbook
September 27, 2019
over 3 years ago

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