Roots and Fruits
A Comprehensive Vocabulary Curriculum covering Grades K through 12
Description of upgrades of Roots and Fruits
The curriculum upgrades include more roots (797 - former version contained 673), more vocabulary words (2449 - former version contained 1716), more highlighted SAT words, more games and activities (26 - former version contained 14), and a brand new category of 16 daily worksheets. Roots and Fruits is now in softcover format, too!
Winner of "Favorite Language Arts Product" 2009-2010
(Write with the Best Vol. 1 & 2, Roots and Fruits) Awarded by bloggers of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Crew
Quickly learn and retain a powerful vocabulary with our unique approach to vocabulary curriculum for all ages.
Roots and Fruits is Jill J. Dixon's best selling, uncomplicated Greek and Latin based vocabulary curriculum that uses the English forms of 797 roots and prefixes with their meanings. The English forms are used for easier learning and better retention than is normally experienced by using the classic Greek and Latin forms.
The program contains 2,449 vocabulary words. Students learn through an activities or "hands-on" method. Worksheets are also provided for complete curriculum utilization. The activities method also generally produces greater benefits in the learning process and in the retention of vocabulary words than does a mere memorization method. Most vocabulary programs teach words in isolation, either by assigning random lists or in conjunction with a story or book. Often students forget the meanings once the words are no longer used.
Roots and Fruits increases Spelling, Writing, Dictionary and Reading Decoding Skills.
It contains many of the most commonly tested words on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in highlighted format for easy identification. It contains words found in other Standardized Tests, too.
Roots and Fruits also contains daily lesson plans and appeals to all learning styles.
Other vocabulary curriculums do not start until middle school, missing several vital years. This program contains words that can also be used by children at the kindergarten level and features suggested (marked) words for these younger students. The program is parentally controlled throughout with parents deciding everything -- from the starting place to the actual words used and amount of time spent each day. - Testimonials - Professional reviews
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