Strategic vocabulary instruction through Greek and Latin roots
Vocabulary from Classical Roots® is ideal for students mastering a growing content-area vocabulary in social studies, science, literature, and mathematics – predominantly multisyllabic Greek- and Latin-based words. Strategic instruction helps students learn to unlock the meanings of thousands of words. As students transition from learning to read to reading to learn, they will develop a useful, transferable technique to make sense out of unfamiliar words.
This five-book series teaches junior and senior high school students words derived from the most important Greek and Latin roots. The books includes 16 lessons and each theme is covered over the course of two lessons. Each lesson features 3 - 5 roots and 10 - 12 key words derived from these roots. Words are presented with dictionary-style definitions, and all words are used in example sentences. Lists of “Familiar Words” and “Challenge Words” are provided for each root to help all students activate prior knowledge and keep advanced students on task. Nota Benes sprinkled throughout the text enliven presentation and give interesting information on word history and additional derivations.
Drawings, illustrative sentences, and challenging exercises help students master the vocabulary they need to read works of literature and prepare for SAT's. Exercises based on synonyms, antonyms, analogies, vocabulary in context, and sentence completions not only test students' mastery of definitions but also develop their familiarity with the format of comparable items on standardized tests. Other exercises offer practice in recognizing correct usage. Books D and E also contain an exercise that tests vocabulary in context for each lesson.
Grade 7. Softcover. 101 Pages.Student Book ISBN: 9780838822524
Answer Key ISBN: 9780838808658