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Word Roots Level 1

Learning the Building Blocks of Better Spelling and Vocabulary

Grades: 5-12+

Subject(s): Language Arts

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Description & Features

This 249-page book teaches students the meaning and spelling of roots, prefixes, and suffixes that are the elements used to form words in English. Learning these word elements dramatically improves spelling and the ability to decode unfamiliar words.

The activities focus on using these words in context to help students incorporate each word into their vocabulary and retain the correct spelling. There are periodic reviews to make sure students retain what is taught in the lessons. Word Roots 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
This book includes a pretest/posttest, lesson reviews, answers, and a dictionary of the prefixes, roots, suffixes, and vocabulary words derived from Latin word elements.

Level 1 contains the following word parts and vocabulary:
     • 41 Prefixes
     • 86 Roots
     • 57 Suffixes
     • 295 Vocabulary Words

Product Details

Item#: 03751BBP
Author(s): Cherie A. Plant
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 1-60144-671-3
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-671-8
Pages: 240, perforated

Awards

2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - 3rd Place, Vocabulary Category 2015 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - Honorable Mention, Vocabulary Category Cathy Duffy 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum Creative Child Magazine 2011 Preferred Choice Award Creative Child Magazine 2015 Preferred Choice Award, Educational Books for Kids Category Informal Education Products Product of the Year Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching Mensa Recommended Materials for the Gifted Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader Award

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Test preparation available for the following:

Word Roots prepares students for top performance on assessment tests, including

Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® (OLSAT®)
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children® (WISC®)
Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT®)
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) / Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Stanford Achievement Test™ (SAT/10)
California Achievement Test (CAT)
Florida State Assessment (FSA)
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS®)
California Standardized Test and Reporting (STAR)
Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP)
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
Terra Nova (CTBS) and Terra Nova, 3rd Edition (CAT/6)
NYC English Language Arts Test (ELA)
Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT)
High Impact Player Assessment (HIP)
Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)
Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)
Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)
Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)
Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP)
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA-II)
North Carolina End of Grade Tests
and many more!