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Kathy5 Stars Out Of 5Vocabulary from the Classical Roots Level AAugust 21, 2018KathyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Frank Smith once said, "One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." Norma Fifer and Nancy Flowers series Vocabulary from the Classical Roots is designed to introduce students to languages of Greek and Latin. In the words of the authors, "Vocabulary from the Classical Roots encourages you to look at words as members of families in the way astronomers see stars as part of constellations. Here you will become acquainted with constellations of words descended from Greek and Latin, visible in families that cluster around such subjects as the human being, kinds of mental activities and aspects of daily life."
Vocabulary from the Classical Roots Level A is comprised of the following components:
Notes on Using Vocabulary from the Classical Roots
Part One: Taking the Measure
Lesson 1: Numbers
Lesson 2: Numbers
Lesson 3: All or Nothing
Lesson 4: All or Nothing
Lesson 5: More or Less
Lesson 6: More or Less
Lesson 7: Before and After
Lesson 8: Before and After
Part Two: Enjoying
Lesson 9: Creativity
Lesson 10: Creativity
Lesson 12: Travel
Lesson 13: Sports
Lesson 14: Sports
Lesson 15: Animals
Lesson 16: Animals
Each lesson begins with a set of directions. It is then followed by a quote in either Greek or Latin with the translation following. Keys words follow with their Greek or Latin roots and their definition. Familiar and Challenge words enable the student to build upon the skills they have acquired during the lesson. Exercises A, B, C and D complete each lesson. At the conclusion of a lesson section the authors have provided review exercises for the student. Each level of Vocabulary from the Classical Roots is accompanied by a Teacher's Guide and Answer Key which can be purchased separately.
Overall, our student has enjoyed exploring the ancient languages of Greek and Latin utilizing Vocabulary from the Classical Roots.
AnnieAustraliaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5GreatOctober 29, 2014AnnieAustraliaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5a great resource. Thoroughly thought out and organised for independent work if desired.
teaching4MOAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Ready for Greek and Latin?April 3, 2014teaching4MOAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3While my son was enrolled in a public online school this book was intended to be his 6th grade vocab book. We quickly discovered it was too complex for him to use.
At a glance we really thought it would be good, and fun to learn all the root meanings. The problem for us was the fact that my son struggles with comprehension and it was too confusing. The lessons teach the root from Greek or Latin, and then also includes the meaning for each vocabulary word. Unlike other vocabulary workbooks, this introduced way too many new words for him. The fact that he could not use many of the words in every day conversations, or find them in what he was reading, it was too foreign to him.
I have a younger son who is much more scholarly and will likely enjoy using this book.
So I gave it a 4 based on it is an okay book and for the right student it would be great. For us it wasn't great.
We ended up using Wordly Wise, which we have been very pleased with.
My suggestion would be to spend a full 5 days working on each of the 16 lessons. We made flash cards and played games to enhance the experience. No test/quizzes included in this book. No additional teacher guide in this book.
DChapmanFabius, NYAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5They like it!April 21, 2011DChapmanFabius, NYAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5An basic understanding of Greek and Latin before the high school years should make biology a bit easier for my kids. It will also help them on the SAT. I am pleasantly surprised; they really enjoy learning these new words.
Juliana Lyon5 Stars Out Of 5We love this!November 29, 2010Juliana LyonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The lessons are well laid out and the roots are pertinent to every day words. I was expecting something antiquated, but this is really a fantastic step after a regular spelling program. My daughter is enjoying it as well and recognizing roots in much of her reading.