More Roots Card Game

More Roots Card Game

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Item #: 019911
Grades: 3-AD

Product Description:

In the same format as Rummy Roots, the goal of More Roots is to extend your mastery of Greek and Latin roots. Use of Rummy Roots is not a prerequisite to using More Roots. As compared to the "flagship" game, More Roots has more Latin than Greek roots, concentrates more on prefixes, and focuses on common "everyday" words as opposed to the original's emphasis on scientific words.


Language arts programs listed in this section cover most areas of language arts (reading/literature, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting) in one curriculum, although some skill areas may be covered with less intensity than a focused, stand-alone course.

Category Description for STUDY GUIDES & BOOKS:

Please note that a brief synopsis of many of the books included here are provided in our Library Builders section. Study guides for the same book are often available from several publishers, so we found it more efficient to give a description of the book only once.

The set of all 12 literature units at each level are intended as a complete language arts curriculum teaching vocabulary, grammar, writing, spelling, story elements, and figurative language in the context of popular children's books. However, they are more than this, bordering on unit studies because of their strong social studies, science, critical thinking, and art/design components. Available at five levels (ages 7-9, 8-10, 9-11, 10-12 and 11-13), they correspond to concept units in the Moving Beyond the Page curriculum.

These use literature as a springboard for investigation, exploration, research, creativity and expression; the focus moves outward from the book. This is unlike most purely literature study guides which bring everything in toward a focus on the novel itself. Another unique attribute is the amount of creative expression involved, from identification with particular characters in the book to developing plotlines or stories having some common theme - there is much more running with a train of thought stimulated by the book than responding directly to the book. Motivated, artistic, imaginative, creative children will love all of the extension activities here! They will have many opportunities for creative expression as they write stories, draw and design things, use critical thinking skills, journal, reenact scenes, and mentally put themselves in the characters' shoes. Also striking is the rigorous nature of some of the assignments, especially at the lower levels. I can see why these are recommended for gifted students. Since these guides were originally created to enhance a science and social studies driven curriculum, there are many activities that get fairly deeply into these subject areas. This is especially the case in pre-reading activities as you set the stage for the time and location of the novel. The author utilizes these research opportunities to maximum advantage - and it does help to put the book in context. Often, this facet of literary analysis is skipped or passed over too lightly when we read a book, making it difficult to really understand some of the conflict, circumstance and social culture/customs that are critical to comprehension. While it's difficult to get a bead on the comprehensiveness of the guides for spelling, vocabulary, and grammar with only a small sampling, I can say with certainty that there's plenty of composition integrated into the units. Besides a large number of writing activities, the student keeps a journal which is used for some of the discussion question responses each day. In some guides, the journal is also used for other creative responses (such as retelling part of the story as diary entries through the eyes of Anna each day in Sarah, Plain and Tall). Other language arts areas seem to be covered in a solid, serious, and thorough manner, based on the samples I've reviewed. Vocabulary work is significant with children looking up words and writing definitions and using target words in compositions. Students learn how to use a dictionary and thesaurus to their advantage. Many activity pages are devoted to grammar, mechanics, and punctuation. Spelling lists, including common and challenge words, appear at the end of each guide.

Each literature unit is in a standard format. Lessons are structured and easy to use. There's no guesswork involved. Each one includes most of the following elements:

Questions to Explore - the Big Picture ideas and concepts for the lesson

Facts and Definitions - any knowledge or vocabulary learned during the lesson

Skills - objectives, identified by subject area

Materials - everything needed for the lesson, even included activity pages

Introduction - exactly how to introduce the lesson to your child (almost scripted)

Activities - generally from 1-4 of these which vary widely by lesson

Conclusion - summing up the ideas from the lesson along with response from your child

Real-Life Application - an extension activity which takes a concept from the story and applies it to a real person or situation

While the format is standard, the lessons themselves are extremely varied. In one lesson, the concentration may be on a grammatical or literary aspect. The next, you may have a lot of social studies related activity. One lesson will have your child writing a persuasive paper; the next a poem. She may study prefixes and suffixes today and be baking cookies tomorrow! Today a science experiment; tomorrow planning a party! You get the idea. Moreover, there are often several options for an assignment, so you can choose the most appealing or beneficial one. If you are using these guides as the basis for a language arts program, you will probably want to leave most of those activities intact, but you may still want to moderate some of the writing assignments. And while the lessons are easy to use and complete, there is still a lot of parental involvement required. Some activities are challenging, others need adult help and guidance - which is not unusual at these grade levels. Lessons that include reading in the novel have a series of questions about the chapter(s). These are not all recall questions, but include more in-depth and subjective discussion questions. You should read the book in tandem with your child in order to assess her responses.

The number of lessons varies by guide. Some of the units include other books and resources (see below). Typically, a unit will last from 2-3 weeks, though you may take longer with some lessons, especially with some of the more involved activities. Every unit ends with a final project, some of which may take a few days to complete. There are three literature units for every concept per level. Using all three would allow your child to compare and contrast themes and characters across novels within a thematic framework. Literature units and novels also become more advanced through each level. Please note that this is not a religious curriculum. It does, however, encourage character development.

Concepts and units by age are listed below. Each literature package contains the literature unit guide AND the corresponding novel. Where other components are included, they appear below the package in italics. NOTE: Student Activity Page sets are NOT INCLUDED in the packages. A single copy of each is in the study guide. Although you are not allowed to reproduce these pages from the guides, they are all single-sided and usable, so you do not have to purchase a set of student pages unless you want to leave your guide intact.

Beginning with ages 9-11, the guides are "Student Directed Literature Units." All instruction is written directly to the student in a conversational tone and the guides are a worktext with no separate student activity pages. Each package contains the SDLU, the corresponding novel, and sometimes other books (listed below the package in italics). Occasional tests are provided with an answer key at the back of the unit. Also in the back are several references/helps: spelling lists, handy guides to writing and grammar, and a writing rubric.

The new guides for ages 12-14 are structured around two semesters, with five literature guides per semester. Publisher recommends the literature guides be completed in order. Each literature guide provides 12 lessons and a final project. In-depth analysis of story elements and figurative language, challenging essays and comprehensive grammar assignments will enable students to appreciate and emulate the craft of great writers. Thematically, guides will aid students in gaining a deeper understanding of everyday life in the past through the selected literature and reading assignments.

Category Description for Guides for Ages 11-13:

A set of Literature Units (LU) is a complete language arts curriculum teaching vocabulary, grammar, composition, spelling, story elements, and figurative language in the context of popular children's books. LUs each explore one facet of a concept that ties three units together. Each unit has a primary book that is studied for 2-3 weeks and may include additional titles. these concept-based studies allow your child to compare/contrast themes and characters across novels.

Lessons are structured and easy to use but extremely varied, often with several options for an assignment. Beginning with Gr 4-6, the Student Directed Literature Units (SDLU) are Worktexts with instruction written directly to the student. Each package contains the SDLU, the corresponding novel, and sometimes other books. Upper levels provide rigorous and challenging studies with occasional tests (answer keys included).

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Stacie G on Aug 28, 2020
Rummy Roots and More Roots are the best way to ready any child for higher ed.
Liisa R on Jan 25, 2020
Stacie G on Aug 28, 2020
Kids had fun with the first Rummy Roots, time for more!
Anita S on Apr 21, 2020
Rummy Roots and More Roots are the best way to ready any child for higher ed.
Liisa R on Jan 25, 2020
As a homeschooling mom of 8 children with 23 years of experience, any time you can use a game it's a good idea. Learning roots is one of the best things you can do to teach kids vocabulary.
Audrey P on Jan 7, 2020
I was originally going to order just the first version but then read that this one focuses more on the everyday words. I got this to start teaching word roots.
Michelle M on Oct 10, 2019
To build stronger definition knowledge
Aarika H on May 15, 2019
Latin roots game
Heather S on Apr 22, 2019
great price, great reviews, looks fun!
deborah h on Oct 21, 2018
Word origins are so important to know, and best way for kids to learn is through play no matter the age!
Barbara R on Sep 22, 2018
build vocabulary
Karen S on Jul 14, 2018
This is recommended in the Moving Beyond the Page, Greek Myths curriculum. I plan to use it with the Greek Myths lessons as well as to help my student with vocabulary and spelling improvement.
Celesta R on May 25, 2018
because we are out and I had a customer in Bermuda that needs it.
JoAnn H on Apr 6, 2018
We have Rummy Roots and my kids (ages 8 and 11) really enjoy it and have learned so much. I decided to add to it by buying More Roots.
Mary T on Dec 25, 2017
A gift for my brother-in-law who wants to learn Latin roots.
Susan K on Aug 8, 2017
to help my students learn Greek and Latin roots and stems
Sandi B on Feb 27, 2017
to start my young 3rd grader with a game and root words. It goes quite well. Reference cards too small..would be handy if they were larger, as one must refer to them for the first 6 or 7 games until you know them.
jenni b on Jan 5, 2017
We own the original Rummy Roots game, and I was thoroughly impressed with how quickly my kids learned a LOT of roots!
Lori P on Aug 8, 2016
To help teach my children vocabulary in a fun way
Yvonne d on Jul 21, 2016
we are learning latin roots this year. This was recommended by a fellow homeschooler as a fun way to practice our roots.
Karen H on Feb 10, 2016
Kids had fun with the first Rummy Roots, time for more!
Anita S on Apr 21, 2020
As a homeschooling mom of 8 children with 23 years of experience, any time you can use a game it's a good idea. Learning roots is one of the best things you can do to teach kids vocabulary.
Audrey P on Jan 7, 2020
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
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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.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great multi-level game
We are only using the most simple set of cards but we've used them for matchup, memory, go fish and snap. Daughter (10yrs) is moderately dyslexic and she is loving it. She recognized one of the roots in her reading the other day, which was encouraging to see. Highly recommend.
February 7, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun for college prep, critical for remedial reading.
This game along with its predecessor Rummy Roots are two of the most important tools in my kit.
February 25, 2020
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