Word Roots Level 1

Word Roots Level 1

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Item #: 022308
ISBN: 9781601446718
Grades: 5-12

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Word Roots teaches students the meanings of Latin and Greek prefixes, roots, and suffixes commonly used in English. Learning word elements dramatically improves spelling and the ability to decode unfamiliar words. Word Roots will add hundreds of words to your students' vocabulary and greater depth to their thinking and writing.

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How did we improve our award-winning series? We created more effective activities to help students learn the meaning and spelling of roots, prefixes, and suffixes commonly used in English. Learning these word elements dramatically improves spelling and the ability to decode unfamiliar words. Next we added more than 100 new vocabulary words along with activities that focus on using these words in context to help students incorporate each word into their vocabulary and retain the correct spelling. Finally, we added lesson reviews to make sure students retain what is taught in the lessons. Our new and improved Word Roots books 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

Teaching Support

The books include 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

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We like Word Roots Beginner and we want to continue learning.
Lora N on Sep 27, 2022
Suggested from hybrid school we are joining this year.
Stephanie B on Aug 15, 2022
We like Word Roots Beginner and we want to continue learning.
Lora N on Sep 27, 2022
required for class
Christy M on Aug 16, 2022
Suggested from hybrid school we are joining this year.
Stephanie B on Aug 15, 2022
My kids always ask me why we use the words that we do and who decided. I think an etymology study would be fun and help them decipher more words in the future.
Chelsea N on Jul 25, 2022
I chose this curriculum mainly because I see the value in learning prefixes, suffixes, and roots of words. Learning these morphemes aides in reading, spelling, and vocabulary.
Emily R on Jul 19, 2022
Our children have taken what they have learned in Word Roots about the different parts of the words and their meanings, and are now using that information to dissect other words that they have not learned but can easily figure out their meanings. This is a very helpful series of books.
Heidi D on Jun 25, 2022
Trying out for my dyslexic son. Easier for him to learn patterns in words...
Jeannette B on Jun 17, 2022
It's a great way to expand vocabulary and help instill good spellers
Heather P on Oct 6, 2021
Thought it might help cement some spelling and vocabulary concepts, especially for my dysgraphic kids
Megan W on Aug 15, 2021
to help older student improve in spelling
Lisa T on Aug 12, 2021
We do this instead of Latin. Gets them some understanding of the influences of language in creating words.
Jennifer S on Aug 11, 2021
School work, hopefully helps with spelling
Maria S on Jul 21, 2021
to help my kids with word roots for latin and greek
Stacey C on Jul 14, 2021
We have done Word Roots Beginning.
Rhoda K on Jun 2, 2021
great for preparing for the SAT.
Kim B on Mar 8, 2021
We started with Word Roots beginning and it was a hit. My daughter loves pointing out roots in words now.
Amber G on Mar 6, 2021
I wanted more practice with roots and prefixes
Lisa F on Nov 19, 2020
Going to use this for High School Vocabulary studies.
Gail C on Aug 17, 2020
Tried Latin with my daughter who has dyslexia. She struggled. This looked like it could help teach her roots of words in a way that makes sense for her.
Kristine J on Jun 4, 2020
Finished beginner level
Jayme D on May 14, 2020
I believe children need morphology, but not always to learn Greek/Latin. We used the beginning level book plus computer program and were happy with it.
Andria N on May 5, 2020
Needed vocabulary work for my students and heard this was a good place to start.
Nina B on Sep 8, 2019
i like this curriculum. i used the old version years ago, and ready for it again.
seth b on Aug 27, 2019
This teaches spelling, vocabulary, and will help my son decode unfamiliar words when reading.
Nadeen C on Jul 20, 2019
My son enjoys learning vocabulary, and this looked interesting and different.
Susan K on Jun 17, 2019
We did the beginning book last school year, and enjoyed it, so we went with the next one.
Jennifer M on May 22, 2019
spelling touch up and SAT prep
sarah h on Apr 27, 2019
Systematic, straightforward approach to building vocabulary and spelling skills. Appropriate for my older kids to use for a couple of years.
Emily S on Dec 30, 2018
Daughter is strong in languages and wanted to teach her the Latin and Greek Word Roots.
Tracy B on Nov 16, 2018
Used this with my older kids.
Amy B on Aug 25, 2018
Heidi W on Aug 11, 2018
Easy way to learn word roots
Shannon on Aug 6, 2018
A follow-up to Spell to Write and Read.
John D on Aug 1, 2018
Supplement to Communication Arts curriculum
User on May 7, 2018
To work on vocabulary.
Helen B on Mar 21, 2018
Teaches vocabulary while sneaking in spelling practice!
Monica H on Sep 12, 2017
My daughter has trouble with pronunciation and I think this will help her break down words and expand her vocabulary.
Tracey F on Aug 19, 2017
I am teaching a co-op class using Latin and Greek roots
Alta H on Jul 6, 2017
"Very solid vocabulary curriculum." Helps spelling, as well.
David H on Jan 26, 2017
Charlotte J on Nov 3, 2016
This give children an expansive knowledge of how to break down and understand complex words.
Miah B on Sep 21, 2016
Great way to continue teaching latin and greek roots (initially started with English from the Roots Up
User on Sep 12, 2016
My girls struggle with traditional spelling books and I feel the study of prefixes, roots and suffixes will be just what they need.
Gwen P on Jul 20, 2016
This looks exactly like what I envisioned originally when I was looking to introduce my children to the roots of our words so that they can have a better understanding of why certain words are used and where they come from. My last curriculum did not live up to this so I am hoping my kids and I learn better from this company.
Delia A on Oct 6, 2015
required for class
Christy M on Aug 16, 2022
My kids always ask me why we use the words that we do and who decided. I think an etymology study would be fun and help them decipher more words in the future.
Chelsea N on Jul 25, 2022
I would like to use one of these workbooks for my 9th grader. Would I start with Level 1 or should I jump to a higher level?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I think either one is great. I didnt find that they built a lot on each other. The first one would still be a challenging start. It’s much shorter than the second one. So. There’s that. Hope you enjoy using it!
are the pages reproducible?
A shopper on May 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Per the title page: "The intellectual material in this product is the copyrighted property of The Critical Thinking Company ™️. The individual or entity who initially purchased this product from The Critical Thinking Company ™️ or one of its authorized resellers is licensed to reproduce (print or duplicate on paper) each page of this product for use within one home or one classroom. Our copyright and this limited reproduction permission (user) agreement strictly prohibit the sale of any of the copyrighted material in this product. Any reproduction beyond these expressed limits is strictly prohibited without the written permission of The Critical Thinking Company ™️.
How many pages in this book?
Rachel on Aug 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There are 234 pages total including answer key and dictionary at the end.
Lessons end on page 196.
Is there an answer key for this book?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is an answer key built into the last pages of the book. You can either leave them in or tear them out - the pages are perforated for easy removal.
What is the difference between Word Roots A1 and Word Roots Beginner. I notice that there are different authors, but how are the two products different?
A shopper on May 31, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: Word Roots Beginner is a very simple, basic introduction. When we switched to A1 it was quite a change and the challenge level was stepped up. My daughter did Beginner in 5th grade and thought it was fun. A1 through 6&7th because it was significantly harder and therefore needed more "persuasion" to finish. Still it was learning a lot of really interesting, unusual words mixed in with the more familiar.
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