3 Stars Out Of 5
Could be better
October 24, 2012
First, the quality of the product is good and they are easy to use and I agree that learning word roots can be valuable and helpful when coming across words that one doesn't know. The program lists 5-9 words on the back of each root card which is what I use for my 4th graders vocab list for the week. The roots are certainly useful and common roots but most of the time the words chosen to represent that root could be better. Many of the sample words are obscure words that most students aren't likely to come across very often and likely wouldn't remember once they are done with that card. Examples: kenesis card lists kinesiology, kinescope etc. Philia: philoynist, phillumenist philtre, Francophile etc.
Not all cards are this way and there are a lot of more common words also listed but I feel that the makers could have selected much better sample words. I think it would be better as a supplement to a vocab program than a stand alone.