- Series: English from the Roots Up
- Plastic Comb: 106 pages
- Publisher: Literacy Unlimited Publishers (July 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0964321033
- ISBN-13: 978-0964321038
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.8 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 52 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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English from the Roots Up makes learning the basic root words so simple and it can also be fun and engaging for the kids if you throw in word games along with it. I think it is a wonderful system for building vocabulary at any age.
I know some people have stated the book is a waste- to simply buy the flash cards. But for our family, creating the flash cards has been part of the learning experience. Writing the words and definitions helps the kids memorize it, and also allows them to practice their handwriting skills. They also seem to have a slightly greater interest/value when the children make them themselves. They seem less likely to misplace or mistreat something they put a great deal of time in creating. I would however suggest 4x6 cards rather than 3x5 as its a lot of information and hard to fit on a 3x5, particularly for younger students.
This is a great value- highly recommend!!
Really liked the listing of words used today based upon the root. Nice to have the Greek alphabet and how to pronounce Latin in one resource. Liked it better than some of the other word root study options that I viewed before purchasing.
Only reason not rated a 5 is it needs quizzes/tests to accompany it.
Sometimes we see how many words we can make using two cards together. It's quiet an interesting study. I could have created flashcards to use instead of this book but then we would not have the informative Teaching Notes and Extra Words. I like having the book handy to refer back to, not just a stack of cards. (We are doing only Greek this year and will study the Latin roots next year.)
Update: We completed the Latin section the following year and our study proved to be every bit as fun and effective. I highly recommend this study to middle school students.