Rockin’ Root Words

May 9, 2011
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Rockin’ Root Words

Content: Vocabulary
Grade(s): 3rd – 8th
Perspective: Secular
Prep Time: Minimal
Teacher Manual: No
Teacher Involvement: Moderate
Cost: $ || ?
Pages: 161
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: www.prufrock.com
Updated Review: May 7, 2014

From Prufrock’s website:

If your students like Red Hot Root Words, they are going to love Rockin’ Root Words, an exciting twist on vocabulary development! In these comprehensive books, students will enjoy learning the roots, suffixes, and prefixes of more than 500 common vocabulary, words presented in an easy-to-follow style that utilizes visual learning and word maps to enhance student comprehension and memory.

By teaching students word parts using word webs, graphic organizers, and cartoons, teachers can ensure that every student in their classroom understands the basics of vocabulary development. Book 1 is focused on vocabulary for grades 3–5 and covers a variety of topics, including numbers, colors, family and relationships, location and distance, and scientific vocabulary.

Book 2 is geared to the more advanced vocabulary needs of students in grades 6–8, covering topics, including time, human emotions and experiences, biological sciences, government and politics, and religion.

About the Authors:
Manisha Shelley Kaura was a high school senior from the Detroit area when Rockin’ Root Words was first published. It was her love for and curiosity of the beautiful English language that carried her through the rather daunting project over the last 8 years. She is now in a 6-year medical program specializing in pediatric neurology. S. R. Kaura, M.D., is a family physician in private practice in the Detroit metro area. He is the author of two books on preventive medicine, The Nibbler’s Diet and Understanding and Preventing Cancer. He has a special interest in historical linguistics.


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  • no name mom February 18, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I used CTP’s latin root workbooks with my older kids but thought they were kind of boring because it was exactly the same kind of activity over and over again. I wanted something different with my younger son. I like the way Rocking Root Word groups their roots. I also like that there’s variety to the different drill practices. I wish each practice section was a little longer, like more sentences to answer. At least the variety keeps the kids interested.

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