1st Edition

Red Hot Root Words Mastering Vocabulary With Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words (Book 2, Grades 6-9)

By Dianne Draze Copyright 2005
    160 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Help students improve their mastery of the English language and acquire the keys for understanding thousands of words by studying Greek and Latin 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 book, the second in a two-book series, contains three sections (prefixes, root words, and suffixes), but each section has the same format. Each of the lessons include:

    • two to four prefixes, suffixes, or root words along with meanings and sample words;
    • 10 new vocabulary words that use these word parts;
    • definitions and sample sentences for each new word; and
    • a one-page worksheet that presents a variety of ways to apply knowledge and expand understanding of the definitions and uses of the word parts.

    In addition to the extensive student section, this book includes considerable reference material to help the instructor. This includes:
    • a comprehensive listing of prefixes, root words, and suffixes;
    • their meanings and sample words;
    • extra words to use with each lesson;
    • open-ended worksheets that can be used with any lesson; and
    • additional lesson ideas to supplement your word study.

    For younger students, use Red Hot Root Words, Book 1.

    Grades 6-9

    Introduction Information for the Instructor Additional Lesson Ideas Lesson Notes Worksheets Prefix Lessons 1. Over and Under 2. More, More, More 3. Before and After 4. Backward and Forward 5. Around and Around 6. Ways to Move 7. Coming Through 8. Outside 9. All Together 10. Moving Away 11. Against 12. Numbers 1-4 13. Numbers 5-10 14. Beside, Between and Among 15. Down and Away 16. In and Into 17. The Size of Things 18. Just Not Listing of Prefixes Root Word Lessons 19. Bringing and Building 20. Ways of Writing 21. Reaching the End 22. Father, Mother, Birth 23. All Things Great and Small 24. All About Work 25. Just Asking 26. Life and Death 27. Earth and Sea 28. Some Body Words 29. Body Parts 30. Moving 31. Look and See 32. Speaking 33. Sound Words 34. The Shape of Things 35. Strength and Power 36. It's About Time 37. Twisting and Turning 38. Thinking and Remembering 39. Going, Going, Gone 40. Take a Stand 41. Touching and Holding 42. Governmental Words 43. People Listing of Root Words Suffix Lessons 44. Able and Capable 45. It's Like 46. More Like Words 47. With and Without 48. Resembling 49. Conditional Words 50. State of Being 51. More State of Being 52. People 53. In the Making 54. Related to Listing of Suffixes Answers


    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.