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Word Roots Level 2

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 2

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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 256-page book teaches students the meaning and spelling of Latin and Greek 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 and/or Greek word elements.

Level 2 contains the following word parts and vocabulary:
     • 28 Prefixes
     • 109 Roots
     • 86 Suffixes
     • 312 Vocabulary Words

Product Details

Item#: 03752BBP
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: 1-60144-672-1
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-672-5
Pages: 256, 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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Wanting to increase vocabulary, I ...
Aug 29, 2023
Wanting to increase vocabulary, I decided to purchase Word Roots. It is everything I was searching for and more. It goes beyond spelling tests and teaches students to decipher words based upon prefixes, suffixes, and roots. The focus is on meaning, which in turn increases comprehension.
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Helps my students learn and ...
Aug 29, 2023
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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Good for spelling, vocabulary recognition ...
Aug 29, 2023
Good for spelling, vocabulary recognition and deducing the meaning of unfamiliar words by the meaning of the roots.
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I've tutored for many years.
Aug 29, 2023
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 books are exceptional. For children who have reading or vocabulary problems, it breaks things down into little, digestible pieces. It provides them with the continuity and concreteness they need. Great work, you guys!
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Mar 10, 2016
My 12 year old daughter loves to begin her homeschool day doing pages from Word Roots. She can complete them independently and we check them together, learning new words each day. She is expanding her vocabulary quickly and recognizing how to discern the meaning of unfamiliar words by using what she knows about roots. I would recommend this series for budding writers wishing to build their vocabulary!
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