4 Stars Out Of 5
The pros and cons
May 4, 2011
We created an additional exercise taking apart each vocab word to define each p/r/s to the actual vocab word , e.g. "indestructible" in=not, de=apart, struct=to build, ible=able to be. Or "built not to be able to take apart".
Pros: Lesson activities are not overwhelming. Each lesson sticks to the theme. The activities are thorough, with 4 activities for each lesson's 6 word list. With my additional exercise, the book is good and my child is learning better.
Cons: Language source of root (Greek/Latin/etc.) is not defined. Limitations stem from having multiple definitions of the prefix/suffix in each lesson and disconnect between vocab word definition and the prefix/suffix applied to the root. For the price I shouldn't have to create an exercise to make the book do its intended job, but the activities are really good and would take a lot of time to create.
I may buy rest of series if I can't find anything better.