I got your Make Your Own English From The Roots Up Notebook back in the fall and we used it this past year. Much better than index cards by far. However we were wondering how you taught the book? I know it gives a few little teaching ideas, but my daughter doesn’t care for most of them. I would love to hear your ideas. They always help me. Thanks again, Heather D.
Thanks so much for your email. Great question!
It sounds like you taught the book much like we did. I did not do much more than simply assign the roots/uses as copywork using the pages that we designed. The kids copied a bit a day during their lesson. It amazed me how much they took from the copywork. Copywork just has that power.
Now, my children are TALKERS (no comments from those saying that they get it from me! hehe!). They ran across roots or words using the roots that stimulated conversation. Lots of “Ahhhh…I get what –sometimes another– word means…” Or…does that mean that “—-” means “—“?
I was amazed at how much the study of Greek and Latin roots helped all areas of study–
…getting beyond phonics
…really understanding words/vocabulary
…plus, much more!
Just make it easy. I find that as we kept everything simple, we allowed for more time to really LEARN. Does that make sense?
I have a real tendency to get IN THE WAY with my ideas and my plans. So, this really helped to make learning easy, natural, and fun! 🙂
Hope this helps!
With much love,
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