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Learn the building blocks of words-prefixes, suffixes, and roots-in order to unlock new vocabulary! By learning the etymology of words with Word Roots, students will enhance their vocabulary and improve their understanding of unfamiliar words.
Word Roots Beginning introduces children to the concept of root words and shows students how roots are meaningful parts of many multi-syllabic words in English. The first three activities are designed to illustrate how roots, prefixes, and suffixes work together, with activities becoming progressively more difficult as students work through the book.
106 reproducible pages, softcover. Line-listed answer key included. Grades 3-4.
Vendor: Critical Thinking Company
Series: Vocabulary Smarts
Prefixes, Suffixes, Root Words, Grades 4-5: Super Value Blackline WorkbookECS Learning Systems, Inc. / Trade Paperback$8.19 Retail:
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Words on the Vine: 36 Vocabulary Units on Root Words, Grades 5-8Claudia VurnakesCarson-Dellosa Publishing LLC / 1998 / Trade Paperback$9.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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QNicky4 Stars Out Of 5The pros and consMay 4, 2011QNickyQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4We 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.
Melissa Mckee2 Stars Out Of 5May 31, 2010Melissa MckeeWe are going to use this book for our upper elementary children but please be aware that the book is NOT written from a Christian perspective and they will be learning about words you may not want them to learn. There are, for example, pictures of magic being performed and some words we don't teach about - such as hypnotism, unicorns, charm bracelets, etc. The book doesn't emphasize Christian values and if you teach modesty, you will have to color clothes on the cartoon women in the book. They are dressed like men. I would not recommend this book for a Christian homeschooling family.