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 for grades 5-12+ 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.
For each lesson, students first learn the meanings of prefixes, roots, and suffixes. 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 includes pre-test/post-test, lesson reviews, answers, and a dictionary of the prefixes, roots, suffixes, and vocabulary words derived from Latin and Greek word elements.
Grow your child’s understanding and proper use of English with Word Roots from The Critical Thinking Company. Order today from Curriculum Express!