Word analysis is one of the finest ways to teach and to learn vocabulary. The roots, prefixes, suffixes, and derivatives in this book are of great importance: They can help students to decode over 100,000 words in a collegiate dictionary.
This book contains the following:
50 of the most prolific prefixes
95 of the most fruitful roots
27 of the most important suffixes
114 derivative words with sentences on the back of them and a fill in the blank system for remembering the key prefixes
300 essential vocabulary words derived from prefix-root combinations for exponential vocabulary growth. These words illustrate the meanings of their parts and help students to anchor them in their long term memories for quick retrieval and application.
Knowing these essential word-makers and word-decoders can help students improve their reading comprehension and gain better grades in school and higher scores on standardized tests.
Students preparing for the SAT and GRE will find these word elements to be extremely useful.
Instructors can use them in a variety of unique and exciting ways. I have arranged them as flashcards so that they can be printed, cut, and used as needed.
I hope that this “Big Book of Roots” will be helpful as you assist students to build better vocabularies.