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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
Subject: Language Arts
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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Word Roots has been great!
May 2, 2023
My daughter struggles in spelling so I needed to supplement her current spelling curriculum. Word Roots has been great! I think she struggles because most of the curriculum we’ve been doing doesn’t cover roots of words. Throw in prefixes/suffixes and it makes it easier to break up words when spelling. She enjoys the quick lessons and completes a lesson a day. I also really like that it gives a definition for each root word. So much more made sense to her while using this workbook. I’m looking forward to her completing the series!
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Apr 7, 2013
My son struggles with spelling. This program has been wonderful. He's learning and remembering prefixes, roots, and suffixes while having fun. It has also helped him with pronunciation and comprehension of what he reads.
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Apr 7, 2013
This has kept my son's attention longer and taught him more than any other vocabulary program we have tried.
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Apr 7, 2013
My daughter was selected to attend a prestigious school, and I attribute a good portion of her learning skills to materials such as your Word Roots. We loved the book!
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Apr 7, 2013
I've tutored for many years. When I use your materials, children learn to think more logically and to figure things out step by step. This makes a remarkable difference in their ability to read, do math, or learn grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. I'm seeing test scores rapidly improve as students begin to make logical sense out of word problems, history or language arts. I also tutor in Latin. Your Word Roots software is exceptional. For children who have reading or vocabulary problems, it breaks things down into little, digestible pieces. The game of seeing those buildings go up as they learn each root is satisfying and reinforcing for students. It provides them with the continuity and concreteness they need. Great work, you guys!
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Apr 7, 2013
My daughter says Word Roots is challenging and fun. One day when I was trying to figure out a complex word, my daughter said, 'Mom, do you want me to take that word apart for you?' Word Roots is just what she needs to connect with the roots she's already doing.
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Apr 7, 2013
An excellent educational tool. I am very pleased with the progress of my students….up to two grade levels for some. Word Roots is entertaining to the student, capturing their attention for extended periods of time. I highly recommend it.
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Apr 7, 2013
I really love Word Roots Software. Having three different activities for each root word really reinforces the words they've learned.
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Apr 7, 2013
Helps my students learn and remember prefixes, roots, and suffixes while having fun with the lesson. Has also helped with pronunciations and comprehension of what they read.
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Apr 7, 2013
Good for spelling, vocabulary recognition and deducing the meaning of unfamiliar words by the meaning of the roots.
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