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Word Roots Level 1: Learning Better Spelling and Vocabulary

Critical Thinking Company

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Description & Features This 249-page book teaches students the meaning and spelling of Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes that are the elements used to form words in English. Learning these word elements dramatically improves spelling and the ability to decode unfamiliar words. The activities focus on using these words in context to help students incorporate each word into their vocabulary and retain the correct spelling. There are periodic reviews to make sure students retain what is taught in the lessons. Word Roots will add hundreds of words to your students' vocabulary and greater depth to their thinking and writing.Each lesson has the meanings of prefixes, roots, and suffixes used to form the vocabulary words. 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 WritingTeaching SupportThis book includes a pretest/posttest, lesson reviews, answers, and a dictionary of the prefixes, roots, suffixes, and vocabulary words derived from Latin word elements. Level 1 contains the following word parts and vocabulary:     • 41 Prefixes     • 86 Roots     • 57 Suffixes     • 295 Vocabulary Words