Recommendations for teaching root words, prefixes, suffixes, etc...please.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:47 AM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:57 AM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:16 AM
A workbook approach would be my first choice, but I am open to looking at other more teacher intensive curricula.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:55 AM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:56 AM
BEST of luck in finding what works best for your family! Warmest regards, Lori D.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:04 AM
We used just the book (there is also a set of flashcards), and we made it a sort of "brain warm up" game in the morning. We'd cover up the definition and list of words using that root, and try to come up with words that had that root in it. From that we would try to guess what the root meant (ex: "photo" -- we'd come up with telephoto, photograph, photon, etc. -- "Oh look, those words have to do with cameras or light; cameras need light; maybe it means light!") Then we'd read the definition, the list of words using that root, and the explanation about the root. If we came up with words not in the book's list, we'd look them up in the dictionary; if they did come from that root, we'd add them to the list!
There are two volumes with each containing 100 roots. We did 2 roots a day, 2 days a week, so we completed a book in 25 weeks, leaving us the rest of the year for review and practice.
Also look at the game "Rummy Roots" and "More Rummy Roots"; these contain both roots and prefixes. You could play them as games, or use the roots in a similar way as EftRU. BEST of luck in finding what works for your family! Warmest regards, Lori D.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:06 AM
We haven't started it yet, but it looks good in theory!
Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:08 PM
The Greek and Latin roots and affixes are towards the end of the book.
Marcia Henry's words combines spelling with root study, it's not as good as a program just designed to work on roots and prefixes, but if you want to combine spelling and root study, it's the best resource to do both at once:
The samples are from the beginning, it gets more difficult.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 05:41 PM
You guys have been very helpful & I am thankful for your time!