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Word Roots Level 1

Learning the Building Blocks of Better Spelling and Vocabulary

Grades: 5-12+

Language Arts

Grades: 5-12+

Language Arts

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Word Roots Level 1

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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 249-page book teaches students the meaning and spelling of Latin 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
Subject: Language Arts
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


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 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!

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As a homeschool mom who ...
Aug 29, 2023
As a homeschool mom who tries to carefully craft curriculum, vocabulary was not a favorite...UNTIL we found The Critical Thinking Co.'s Word Roots workbooks. My son is now looking forward to vocabulary, and he even invented his own words based on roots he has studied. His spelling, also, has been improving because this text breaks down roots, prefixes, and suffixes so my son is breaking down words to formulate the correct spelling. We are very happy to have found this product.
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My daughter says Word Roots ...
Aug 29, 2023
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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My daughter was selected to ...
Aug 29, 2023
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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This has kept my son's ...
Aug 29, 2023
This has kept my son's attention longer and taught him more than any other vocabulary program we have tried.
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My son struggles with spelling.
Aug 29, 2023
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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Aug 29, 2023
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Good for my Reluctant Reader
Oct 3, 2020
Good for my Reluctant Reader! We purchased this product and have used it for about 3 weeks. It has exercises that help you analyze and interpret root words and the prefixes and suffixes that help them make up larger words. There are four assignments per Lesson, so we do a lesson a week. Additionally, there is review after every 2-3 Lessons. We decided to treat the non-review lessons as practice and the review ones as tests. There is an answer key in the back for all the exercises.
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