Beginning Word Roots Review by My Life on a Taffy Pull
Review by My Life on a Taffy Pull
Critical Thinking Press~Review
As part of the Timberdoodle Blog Review Team I had the honor of reviewing 3 books by Critical Thinking Press.
The second lovely book I got to check out is Beginning Word Roots.
Blue-Raspberry is blessed to be able to use this book. I sort of make a big deal about Latin in our homeschool. I think it’s so useful for vocabulary and so interesting to learn. So when I told him he got to a new “Latin book” to do he was thrilled! Beginning Word Roots is directed at children in 3-4 grade, 8-9 years old, Blue-Raspberry is officially in 2nd and just turned 8 in December. He is an excellent reader and like I said, VERY eager to learn Latin.
Each lesson focuses on Root Words and either suffixes or prefixes that go with the Root Word. He was able to grasp this concept through the great graphs they have in the lessons, dividing up the prefix/suffix and their definition and the particular Root Word that is being studied.
He had no problem understanding how to make new words and definitions by combining the prefix/suffix with the Root. Each lesson is between 2 and 4 pages long, we usually did a page or 2 at a time. I was not able to completely let him do this independently, I probably could have if he were a little older. Click here to see some sample pages. Once he’s learns the root and it’s suffixes or prefixes, he gets to use those words to describe pictures and fill in the blanks of sentences used describing the word in context.
I was honestly surprised by how much he enjoys this book! I will definitely be getting the next one in the series when he completes this one!
Overall, all of these books have surpassed my expectations. It’s no secret that Critical Thinking Company is on the higher end of the price scale for subjects that don’t seem core, but I believe teaching our children how to think and solve problems is foundational for all their other studies and well worth the investment.
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Legal Disclosure: As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of these books in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.