Red Hot Root Words: Mastering Vocabulary with Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words (Book 1, Grades 3-5) (Paperback)

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Red Hot Root Words: Mastering Vocabulary with Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words (Book 1, Grades 3-5) (Paperback)


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Help students improve their mastery of the English language and acquire the keys for understanding thousands of words by studying Greek and Latin word parts (prefixes, root words, and suffixes). This is one of the most complete, usable presentations of vocabulary development using word parts you will find. A knowledge of word parts gives students a head start on decoding words in reading and testing situations. This is the first book in the two-book series. Each of the well-developed lessons in this text includes:

  • one to three word parts along with meanings and sample words,
  • five vocabulary words that use the prefixes or root words,
  • definitions and sample sentences for each of the five words,
  • a practice exercise that lets students apply knowledge of the words and their meanings, and
  • a one-page review worksheet for one or two lessons that presents more unique opportunities to work with the prefixes and root words and to see how they are combined with suffixes.

In addition to the student pages, the teacher's information section includes:

  • an extensive listing of the most common prefixes, root words, and suffixes;
  • their meanings and sample words;
  • additional words for each lesson; and
  • lesson ideas to supplement the word being studied.

For older students, use Red Hot Root Words, Book 2.

Grades 3-5
Dianne Draze holds both a bachelor's degree in education with a major in mathematics and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. Beginning her tenure in the field of education in 1968, she has found many ways to enrich the educational experiences of children. She taught upper elementary grades, junior high mathematics, English and history, gifted programs for grades 1-8, and education classes at the university level. Draze founded Dandy Lion Publications in 1977, creating a publishing house that specialized in curriculum materials that were appropriate for able learners and gifted students, that combined motivating content with challenging activities, and that were easy for teachers to use. In the capacity of owner and editor, she wrote more than 50 books and edited an additional 119 books. Her goal, whether writing or editing, was to create materials that would engage students in thinking, creating, making new discoveries, and applying what they learned to new situations. A person with a great curiosity, she has written curriculum guides on many topics and is always interested in whatever topic she is currently researching or editing. Draze has retired from full-time involvement in Dandy Lion Publications and currently consults, writes, and edits on a part-time basis.
Product Details ISBN: 9781593630379
ISBN-10: 1593630379
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: January 1st, 2005
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: Red Hot Root Words