Word Roots Level A: Learning the Building Blocks of Spelling and Vocabulary by Adventures in Unsell Land

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Genre(s): Language Arts
Publisher(s): The Critical Thinking Co.
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Word Roots Level A: Learning the Building Blocks of Spelling and Vocabulary by Adventures in Unsell Land

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Word Roots Level A: Learning the Building Blocks of Spelling and Vocabulary~ Timberdoodle Review

Authors: Cherie Blanchard
Pages: 60
Activities: 50
Black & White: Yes
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 0-89455-804-8
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
Consumable: Yes
Reproducible: Yes

As a member of Timberdoodles Blogger Review Team we were sent the book Word Roots A1 to review.

ABOUT WORD ROOTS:

Word Roots teaches students the meanings of Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes commonly used in English. Learning word elements dramatically improves spelling and the ability to decode unfamiliar words. Word Roots will add hundreds of words to your students’ vocabulary and greater depth to their thinking and writing. From Timberdoodle: “Children who have a solid grasp of word roots are bound to be children with better spelling and reading comprehension skills primarily because they have acquired the ability to decode words.”

Word Roots A1 is written for grades 5-12. A pre/post test, answers, and a dictionary of words derived from Latin roots are included. Word Roots sells for $14.99.

MY THOUGHTS:

My 12 year old daughter has been working her way through Word Roots over the past month. Spelling is not one of her strong points and she found the book to be a bit difficult at first but the more she got the hang of the book/lessons, the easier it has become for her. In my opinion this is a wonderful vocabulary/spelling program. The lessons start out having her learn the meaning of the prefixes, roots, and suffixes. From their she goes into dividing known and unknown words into their elements and then she is required to assemble elements to form whole words. The book has her apply this new vocabulary in sentences. She is also required to analyze the parts of words to determine their meaning. The book offers a wide variety of exercises that reinforce the concepts that are taught. For those parents who might find the thought of teaching anything related to Latin to be a bit overwhelming, I have to share that this book is actually very easy to understand. While English has always been one of my strong points, I was never taught Latin myself and yet I did not have any problems understanding this book or helping my daughter with the lessons. Their is an answer key as well as a dictionary of Latin prefixes located in the back of the book. This is a book that I can confidently and highly recommend to others.

Critical Thinking Company has published multiple Word Roots books for Grades 3 and up. You can view the selection of the Word Roots Books that Timberdoodle offers by visiting HERE.

A HUGE Thank-you to Timberdoodle for the opportunity to review Word Roots. As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.


Posted by Timberdoodle Co. | 07 Nov 2011 | 5 star, All Reviews, Reviews

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