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Word Roots Beginning

Learning the Building Blocks of Better Spelling and Vocabulary

Grades: 3-4

Language Arts

Grades: 3-4

Language Arts

  •  Multiple Award Winner

Word Roots Beginning

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Description and Features


Description and Features

Empowers students to acquire an unlimited vocabulary, preparing them for testing and higher education!

Description and Features

This 112-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.

Teaching Support
This book includes lessons, reviews, and answers.

Beginning Level contains the following word parts and vocabulary:
     • 26 Prefixes
     • 59 Roots
     • 41 Suffixes
     • 137 Vocabulary Words

Product Details

Item#: 03709BBP
Author(s): Cherie A. Plant and Stephanie Stevens
TOC: View Table of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 1-60144-134-7
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-134-8
Pages: 112, perforated


Practical Homeschooling Magazine - Reader Awards, 2014 - 3rd Place, Vocabulary

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 Standards Assessments (FSA) 
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS®)
California Standardized Test and Reporting (STAR)
Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP)
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)
Terra Nova (CTBS/5) and Terra Nova, 2nd Edition (CAT/6)
NYC English Language Arts Test (ELA)
Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT)
High Impact Player Assessment (HIP)
AASA (Arizona's Academic Standards Assessment)
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!

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