Over 60% of the English language contains words derived from Greek and Latin roots.
Vocabulary from Classical Roots is a thematically organized vocabulary program based on Greek and Latin roots. Each of the 16 lessons features 23 roots and 815 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. Exercises include synonym/antonym, fill in the blank, identification of incorrect usage, and analogies. Review activities including writing extensions, discussion questions, and other exercises are provided after every two lessons.
The themes presented in Book D include: Believing, Thinking and Knowing, Reading and Writing, Speaking, Earth and Air, Fire and Water, Order and Disorder in the Universe, and Time. Some of the words presented in this book include: rationalize, theology, apogee, sanctioned, criteria, credence, eclectic, repast, dispirited, and rectify.
â€¢ Greek and Latin roots
â€¢ Word origins and etymologies
â€¢ Synonyms and antonyms
â€¢ Word usage
â€¢ Word forms
â€¢ Critical thinking
â€¢ Dictionary and glossary use
â€¢ Editing sentences
â€¢ Multiple-meaning words
â€¢ Parts of speech
â€¢ Test taking/assessment