Vocabulary from Classical Roots
|Publisher: EPS School Specialty
Authors: Norma Fifer and Nancy Flowers
Review last updated: July 2012
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Vocabulary from Classical Roots
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General vocabulary study makes sense for the younger grades, but the type of more specialized study with Greek and Latin roots we find in Vocabulary from Classical Roots becomes more useful for older children since they have already built up a foundational vocabulary and can start to make connections with prefixes, suffixes, and roots. The publisher recommends this vocabulary series of Books A through E for grades seven through eleven, although the letter designations make them easily adaptable to students above and below the recommended levels.
The series draws upon both Greek and Latin roots simultaneously to expand students’ English vocabulary. For example, the second lesson in Book A begins by introducing the Greek word tri and the Latin word tres, both meaning three. It goes on to a study of the words trilogy, trisect, and triumvirate. Greek and Latin words are not always this similar. Lesson four introduces the Greek word pan and the Latin word omnis, both meaning all, plus the Greek word holos and the Latin word totus, both meaning whole....
Each book is written at an increasingly difficult level. Words with similar roots are grouped thematically for ease of study. A variety of exercises, including work with synonyms, antonyms, analogies, and sentence completion, helps students develop full understanding. Two unusual extras are included: literary, historical, and geographic references help develop cultural literacy; and suggestions for extended writing activities help students to apply new vocabulary. Books D and E add exercises for testing vocabulary within the context of short articles....
While students can work independently through most of the lessons, group or teacher discussion really helps most students.
A teachers guide and answer key for each level has teaching suggestions, exercise answers, and glossaries of some of the literary and historical references.
Vocabulary From Classical Roots-Book - D
Vocabulary from Classical Roots - D
Vocabulary from Classical Roots - C
Vocabulary From Classical Roots Book A Teacher's Guide and Answer Key
Vocabulary from Classical Roots a: Answer Key
Vocabulary from Classical Roots - A
Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book C - Answer Key Only
Vocabulary From Classical Roots E Test Grd 11
Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book E - Answer Key Only
Vocabulary from Classical Roots: Book E
Vocabulary from Classical Roots B: Answer Key
Vocabulary from Classical Roots B
- Suitable for: independent work
Audience: grades 7-11
Need for parent/teacher instruction: minimal
Prep time needed: none
Teacher's manual: answer key only
Religious perspective: secular
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