Even in this age of “txt-speak,” emoticons, and sound bites, your child needs to learn the proper meaning and use of words. Learning the roots of words enables us to build the breadth and depth of our vocabulary and communicate intelligently and confidently. Word Roots Beginning for grades 3 and 4 from The Critical Thinking Company teaches students the meanings of Latin and Greek 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. Teaching Support includes teaching suggestions and answers.
For each lesson, students first learn the meanings of prefixes, roots, and suffixes. Then they:
- Divide known and unknown words into their elements or assemble elements to form whole words
- Match word parts or whole words to their definitions by analyzing their meanings
- Apply their new vocabulary in sentences
Grow your child’s understanding and proper use of English with Word Roots from The Critical Thinking Company. Order today from Curriculum Express!