Word Roots A-2 by A Life Better Than I Deserve

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Genre(s): Language Arts
Publisher(s): The Critical Thinking Co.
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Word Roots A-2 by A Life Better Than I Deserve

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Review by A Life Better Than I Deserve

Review: Timberdoodle & Critical Thinking Press

I first became acquainted with the Timberdoodle Company nearly two decades ago through a close friend and fellow pastor’s wife. I did not even have children at the time, yet she shared with me about all the wonderful resources sold by this small homeschooling company. When I was recently asked whether I had any interest in reviewing products for them, I joyfully agreed to review some Critical Thinking Press materials.

Word Roots A-2 may also be used with 4th through 12th grades and includes both Latin and Greek prefixes, roots and suffixes. The only real difference between this book and Word Roots A-1 is that sometimes six or seven definitions and sentences are included on each page instead of only five–and this book contains not only Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes but also Greek roots, prefixes and suffixes.

By the time we moved into the second level, my 6th grader was losing interest. So, I reminded him that the purpose of this study was to help him learn to build words like he builds Lego models.

I decided it was time for a “hands on” lesson to reinforce these books and build interest for my less verbally skilled son.

I allowed him to build some of his words with Lego pieces which I had labeled with different word roots, suffixes and prefixes. This did help remind him about the purpose of these books–building words with Latin and Greek word parts. Yet my 6th grader still dislikes using these books, so we will be focusing on our Latin studies for now. I intend to revisit these books with my children in another year or so, though, because they are so well-designed for vocabulary-building–though not quite as fun and interesting as the Editor in Chief series. These would make an excellent weekly vocabulary supplement for many homeschooling families.

Other Critical Thinking Press materials sold by Timberdoodle may be located on this page here. If you are searching for other Language Arts materials for homeschoolers, look here. Timberdoodle also provides free catalogs for homeschoolers here.

Disclosure:

As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received free copies of these books in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.


Posted by Timberdoodle Co. | 14 Sep 2011 | 4 Star, All Reviews

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