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  • Item #: 009766
    ISBN: 9780964321038
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    A creative, interactive, hands-on approach to vocabulary! What better way to retain the learning of new words? Using index cards, a file box, and a good dictionary, this approach is a welcome departure from the typical workbook fare. And, subtitled: Help for Reading, Writing, Spelling and S.A.T. Scores, it's obvious from looking at this book that it would, indeed, do just that! How? By teaching the roots of the English language found in Greek and Latin. Since the majority of our words are rooted in these classical languages, mastering these roots is a key that will open the door to understanding a myriad of words! The creative activity suggestions in this book could become the basis for wonderful unit studies as well.

  • Item #: 007713
    ISBN: 9781885942135
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    The 100 Greek and Latin word root cards which you formerly had to construct yourself while using English From the Roots Up. Having no time is no longer an excuse for overlooking this wonderful vocabulary resource that won a 5-star award from Mary Pride!

  • Item #: 024326
    ISBN: 9781885942319
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    For everyone out there who loves English from the Roots Up, here is another dose! This book introduces 100 new root words - 67 Latin and 33 Greek - with English derivatives for you to teach to your students. Because these words are a little more advanced than those in the first volume, the authors encourage you to complete the first volume before beginning this one. Having used the first volume provides students with a firm foundation for beginning this more advanced study, although if you want to you can begin here. This sequel is extremely similar in appearance to its predecessor. - Melissa
  • Item #: 025255
    ISBN: 9781885942296
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  • Item #: 006757
    ISBN: 9780880621397
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    Another fascinating Bible history book by Ruth Beechick, author of Adam and His Kin. The product of much research and knowledge of ancient history and the Bible, it is suitable for teens or adults as a short course in ancient history. But, more than that, it is the story of truth - and how that truth has come to be perverted through history. It is the story of righteous and wicked men and kings. It is the story of civilizations - how and where they sprung up and flourished. It's the story of our roots. The historical and literary evidences of Biblical truth, the tracing of the recorded truth that eventually became our Bible, and the chronology of our "family tree" are masterfully woven together in this extremely readable text. Throughout Ruth's narrative, we can see the origins of false religions and flawed world views. Taking us through Genesis 1-11, it contains six units, corresponding to the "books" written by the earliest recorders of history. Using the King James translation, each unit begins with the actual Scripture to read. A Scripture study includes activities to help students understand the reading - activities such as drawing maps, listing genealogies, memorizing key verses, noting specific words used, comparing the reading to other Scriptures, etc. Topic studies address particular references in the Scripture reading and expand on them, using historic, literary, and linguistic sources. Ruth's many insights and expert compilation of information make these studies engrossing. Each topic is followed by questions that can be answered orally or in writing. Further study has the student do a little research and reporting of his own. In these sections, source books and other readings are recommended. There are also suggestions for several correlating writing projects. If using the study with several students, you may want to assign each a different one. Other types of activities are also included, varying by unit. The book is recommended for use independently for junior high and up, or for a family study with children of all ages. I know my eight-year-old would enjoy this study as much (or more) as my older children. I would be surprised if parents purchasing this book as an independent course for their older children didn't end up reading it from cover to cover themselves.

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  • Item #: 009980
    ISBN: 9780838822524
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  • Item #: 006739
    ISBN: 9780838822661
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  • Item #: 006769
    ISBN: 9780838822678
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  • Item #: 033710
    ISBN: 9781930953994
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    Many students learn just enough Latin to study English vocabulary; if your students are already studying Latin, why not use the Latin they're learning to beef up their English vocabulary at the same time? This book is designed as a supplement to students who are using Latina Christiana I, although it could be used (with a little more effort) with other Latin programs as well. Book of Roots focuses only on Latin words presented in Latina Christiana that have "significant derivations in English vocabulary", so not every Latin word from each LC lesson will be covered in Book of Roots. The lessons are designed to correlate with lessons in LC, and for the two programs to be used side-by-side. The book begins with an introduction, notes to the teacher, an index of Latin roots, a drill form, and an introduction to prefixes and suffixes. Lessons are made up of several pages, each of which focus on one Latin root. The Latin root is given in its complete form, with multiple forms for verbs and nouns. Each form of the root is defined, and its English derivative is given, along with the definition of the English derivative. Exercises ask students to use the English derivatives correctly in a fill-in-the-blank sentence, and grammar questions ask the meaning of prefixes, suffixes, and whole English words that contain Latin roots. In this manner, over 1500 English derivatives are covered – all through Latin! This gives students an excellent vocabulary boost, and helps them remember both their Latin and English words better.

  • Item #: 007373
    ISBN: 9780977691616
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    If you're already doing Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology, did you know that you are all set up for seamlessly tying in this course with Science Roots to learn 123 life science roots. Science Roots is set up in much the same way that Vocabulary Vine is (please see our Spelling/Vocabulary section for complete description), where the student is given a main list of roots, and they make a study card for the root, including a root definition, example words and their definitions, and the source language (Greek or Latin). The roots are arranged in the order they are encountered in Exploring Creation with Biology, so vocabulary study can be tied in chapter by chapter. The study would also work for any other biology text, but the coordination would not be as good. The author recommends this vocabulary study as a two-year plan, ideally started before Exploring Creation with Biology. In this case, the student would study 63 roots of more general science terms the first year, and 60 roots of more specifically life-science terms the second year. Detailed instructions and implementation are offered to get you up and running, along with frequently asked questions and some suggested learning games using the vocabulary roots. The appendix contains a taxonomy chart, a complete vocabulary list, and vocabulary lists for following either the one-year or two-year plan. If you're already doing Exploring Creation with Biology, why not link vocabulary study as well? - Jess

  • Item #: 009981
    ISBN: 9780838822548
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    ISBN: 9780838822562
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  • Item #: 019941
    ISBN: 9780838822586
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  • Item #: 006768
    ISBN: 9780838822500
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  • Item #: 006819
    ISBN: 9780838822517
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  • Item #: 037692
    ISBN: 9780838882672
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  • Item #: 045541
    ISBN: 9781930953253
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    If you are planning on doing Latina Christiana I with your children this coming year, here is a great opportunity to study the Latin words you'll be learning as vocabulary roots as well, reinforcing the word meanings in both places! Of course, even if you're not studying Latin concurrently, this book offers a strong root-based vocabulary course that examines Latin roots and some Greek roots as well. Each lesson presents a group of roots, prefixes, and suffixes to learn which correspond to the order of lessons in Latina Christiana I. Roots, prefixes and suffixes are introduced with their meanings, and are also clearly labeled with an "R", "P" or "S." Words that contain these parts are listed below in shaded boxes, and meanings are also provided for these words along with additional explanation or notes that are helpful. After the meaning has been given, a sentence with a blank is provided where the student can see how the word is used in context. Some lessons also contain a continuation of a story with blanks here and there, where students must supply the appropriate root-based word they have studied to complete the story. There are challenging review quizzes at the end of every lesson, which test students' knowledge of definitions, prefix meanings, suffix meanings, root meanings, and even the differences between a word's meaning in Latin and the word's meaning in English! Context Quizzes are also provided periodically, where students fill in the blanks in sentences by using words from the word bank above, gathered from several different lessons. There is no separate teacher's guide, so occasionally, teacher notes are referenced in the margins and explained at the end of the lesson. Complete answer keys are provided at the end of the book, along with alphabetical lists of all words introduced, words by prefix, words by suffix, root words, prefixes and suffixes all indexed by lesson number. With no fancy layout or graphics and a rigorous examination of roots, prefixes and suffixes, this a solid choice for root-based vocabulary study. 192 pgs, pb. – Jess

    Rockin' Root Words (3-8)

  • Item #: 019943
    ISBN: 9780838822609
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  • Item #: 007729
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    Increase your children's vocabulary without workbooks or study - learn while playing Rummy Roots! This unique card game will allow students to master 42 different Greek and Latin roots. After learning these familiar roots and practicing alphabetizing via a simple "Go Fish"-type game, players progress to 3 higher levels of play. In Level 1, players combine roots to form English words and practice dictionary skills. In level 2, dictionary skills are improved as players try to stump their opponents. Level 3 is played like Rummy using three root combinations to further expand vocabulary and comprehension. The result of all this fun? Mastering 42 Greek and Latin roots, over 190 vocabulary words learned, and the ability to at least partially decipher over 2,000 words!

  • Item #: 030488
    ISBN: 9780825151064
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    Don't stifle your students with long worksheets that entail memorizing twenty different roots at a time - give them small, memorable doses through the warm-up exercises in this book. Perfect for starting off English class or assigning as extra-credit, this half-sized book holds 180 daily vocabulary assignments - one for each day of the school year. An assortment of exercises provide practice on prefixes, suffixes, and word roots and all answers are held in the back. ~ Steph
  • Item #: 037691
    ISBN: 9780838882665
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  • Item #: 024110
    ISBN: 9781593630379
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    Subtitled "Mastering Vocabulary with Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words," that pretty much sums it up! Students will deepen their understanding of the English language and expand their vocabulary through forty-one lessons. Each lesson is formatted with either a prefix(es), suffix(es), or root word(s) complete with the meaning and some sample words. New words built around these concepts follow, with definitions of each and a sample sentence that uses the word in context. Students are then asked to complete a practice section. These exercises vary in construct, including fill-in-the-blank, matching, identifying synonyms and antonyms, identifying the best context for the word, and more. Following every second lesson is a review page that tests students on the concepts and words they learned in the previous two lessons. Very doable and user friendly. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 000520
    ISBN: 9780486287386
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    This historical book by Booker T. Washington is an autobiography that shares his life story and how he became one of the most influential leaders of his day. Beginning with his childhood as a slave in Virginia, the book details how he struggled for an education, how Reconstruction affected his life, his involvement with the Tuskegee Institute, his efforts to promote education among African Americans, his motivational speechmaking around the country, and more. This unabridged book is an inspiring story of personal achievement during tough times and a must-read for those studying the civil rights movement during the time of the Civil War and Reconstruction. 166 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

    Historical Fiction

  • Item #: 035672
    ISBN: 9780977691623
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    If you'd prefer not to have your student fill out all of their own index cards, this set will do some of the work for them. It includes 123 cardstock cards, each with the word root printed in the upper left-hand corner, a list of related words beneath the root, and the reference from the book in the upper right-hand corner. Students will still need to supply the meanings to the cards and study them, but it saves them the time of creating all the cards for themselves.

  • Item #: 022200
    ISBN: 9781930820029
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    This book provides a straightforward approach to basic English grammar and how to apply that grammar to writing skills. There are 40 lessons, each with four pages featuring practice with four different skills: parts of speech, mechanics, diagramming and proofreading. In the first part of each lesson, students complete exercises such as identifying the parts of speech in sentences, choosing the correct parts of speech, and linking parts of speech with others, (i.e. - circling an adjective and then drawing an arrow to the word it describes, etc.). In the mechanics section of each lesson, students learn a rule or common error associated with the part of speech just learned. Examples of exercises include choosing the correct form of words, identifying incorrect usage of words, correcting punctuation, improving poorly written sentences, and more. The third section of each lesson focuses on diagramming. As students work through the book, they will begin by diagramming two or three word sentences and work their way up to very complicated ones. Sometimes students will have to correct the sentences before they diagram them. The final section on proofreading contains a passage that students must edit, with errors which typically correspond to topics covered in the featured lesson. At the beginning of the book the instructions tell students the number of errors in each sentence, later changing to the number of errors found in the whole passage, and by the end of the book students are expected to find all the errors without any tips. After every ten lessons in the book, there is a two-page review section. This section follows the same format as the lessons but includes content from the previous ten lessons to make sure students are retaining what they've learned. The end of the book holds a glossary of grammar terms and answer key. While the early exercises in the book are relatively simple and may be appropriate for older elementary students, later exercises are more complex - at more of a high school level. We've changed the recommended grade level to 7-12 due to some irreverent and slightly edgy content that is more appropriate for older students (slang like "barf" and other attention-getting "gross" content, humorous mentions of actresses with revealing dresses, etc.). Not reproducible. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 037403
    ISBN: 9780825160509
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