English From The Roots Up

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English from the Roots Up, Volume 1
This year, 2011-2012, the kids will finish up English From The Roots Up. They began it last year, and then I switched to the RC vocabulary and we started to do Prima Latina. Well, we didn't finish the latin and I thought why not just learn latin roots instead of the whole language. So, long story short, I am having them put the RC vocabulary aside and focus on Latin and Greek roots.

I made some notebooking pages last year for them to use, so they will continue with that. They are below and can be used with either volume of English From the Roots Up.


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English from the Roots Up Free Notebooking Pages English From The Roots Up Notebooking Pages
These notebooking pages are good to use for both volumes. I've included a black and white version for those who would like to save ink. We will most likely go this route, having the kids color around the rectangle with marker.

 

ERU Volume 1 and 2 on Quizlet

Teresa so kindly shared her hard work of inputting these into Quizlet.

Here is her note: I’d also like to share something with everyone that might help along the way. I set up flash cards online so that my kids could study, play games, and take practice tests. You could find them at http://www.quizlet.com Look up my user name, “whatagig.” I made sets for all the ERU Volume 1 Latin and Greek roots. You’ll see that there are 8 sets, 12 roots per set for the first seven and 16 roots for the eighth. It’s easy to understand once you take a look at it. (I just started Volume 2, so it’s incomplete so far. I’ll hopefully get it done soon.)

Quizlet is free. You could make an account of your own and then copy my sets onto your own profile. After you acquire the sets, you could place them in folders according to Cynthia’s test schedule. This makes studying for her tests even easier.

 

English from the Roots Up Free Downloads

Our English From The Roots Up Schedule
Our Schedule For English From The Roots Up
This shows what we do each day using English From The Roots Up. It is simple, but effective. :)

The roots are broken down into 35 weeks with the last two weeks being for study and review of all 100 roots.

It also shows when I schedule in tests.

English From The Roots Up Flashcards Vol 1
English From The Roots Up Games & Flashcards Volume 1
This includes flashcards of the root and definition that can be used in various games. I included some games to get you started. These by no means replace the flashcards put out by English From The Roots Up. We have the cards and we mostly use them for the kids to copy from. These are made mainly for review and game play. Enjoy!

English From The Roots Up Vol 1 Tests

We will be taking tests beginning on week 5 and then every 4 weeks after.

I have included the answers for each test for your convenience. :)

Week 5: Includes words 1-12 (Weeks 1-4)
ERU Volume 1 Test 1                             ERU Volume 1 Test 1 Answers

Week 9: Includes words 1-24 (Weeks 1-8)
ERU Volume 1 Test 2 - 1st Quarter           ERU Volume 1 Test 2 - 1st Quarter Answers

Week 13: Includes words 25-36 (Weeks 9-12)
ERU Volume 1 Test 3                               ERU Volume 1 Test 3 Answers

Week 17: Includes words 1-48 (Weeks 1-16)
ERU Volume 1 Test 4 - 1st Semester         ERU Volume 1 Test 4 - 1st Semester Answers

Week 21: Includes words 49-60 (Weeks 17-20)
ERU Volume 1 Test 5                               ERU Volume 1 Test 5 Answers

Week 25: Includes words 49-72 (Weeks 17-24)
ERU Volume 1 Test 6 - 3rd Quarter           ERU Volume 1 Test 6 - 3rd Quarter Answers

Week 29: Includes words 73-84 (Weeks 25-28)
ERU Volume 1 Test 7                               ERU Volume 1 Test 7 Answers

Week 34: Includes words 85-100 (Weeks 29-33) - Shared by Teresa Aguilar
ERU Volume 1 Test 7A                               ERU Volume 1 Test 7A Answers

Week 35: Final Test All 100 Roots
ERU Volume 1 Final Test                          ERU Volume 1 Final Test Answers

 

 



English from the Roots Up, Volume 2

We are going to begin English From The Roots Up Volume 2 in the next few months.  The kids are doing real well with this program.

Below you will find our schedule, flash cards, and the tests that I am making up for the kids.
Enjoy,

English from the Roots Up Free Downloads

English from the Roots Up Vol 2 Schedule
Our Schedule For English From The Roots Up Volume 2
This is a schedule week by week. Each week has 3 words to be learned. After 4 weeks, a test is given.

The roots are broken down into 35 weeks with the last two weeks being for study and review of all 100 roots.

English From the Roots Up Flashcards Volume 2
English From The Roots Up Games & Flashcards Volume 2
This includes flashcards of the root and definition that can be used in various games. I included some games to get you started. These by no means replace the flashcards put out by English From The Roots Up. We have the cards and we mostly use them for the kids to copy from. These are made mainly for review and game play. Enjoy!

English From The Roots Up Vol 2 Tests
We will be taking tests beginning on week 5 and then every 4 weeks after.

I have included the answers for each test for your convenience. :)

Week 5: Includes words 1-12 (Weeks 1-4)
ERU Volume 2 Test 1           ERU Volume 2 Test 1 Answers

Week 9: Includes words 1-25 (Weeks 1-8)
ERU Volume 2 Test 2           ERU Volume 2 Test 2 Answers

Week 13: Includes words 26-37 (Weeks 9-12)
ERU Volume 2 Test 3           ERU Volume 2 Test 3 Answers

Week 17: Includes words 1-49 (Weeks 1-16)
ERU Volume 2 Test 4           ERU Volume 2 Test 4 Answers

Week 21: Includes words 50-61 (Weeks 17-20)
ERU Volume 2 Test 5               ERU Volume 2 Test 5 Answers

Week 25: Includes words 50-73 (Weeks 17-24)
ERU Volume 2 Test 6               ERU Volume 2 Test 6 Answers

Week 29: Includes words 74-85 (Weeks 25-28)
ERU Volume 2 Test 7               ERU Volume 2 Test 7 Answers

Week 35: Final Test: All 100 Roots
Eru Volume 2 Final Test           Eru Volume 2 Final Test Answers

 

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113 thoughts on “English From The Roots Up

  1. Katie

    I am using ERU for the first time - thank you for the resources to use with it. It helps get a plan together and will save a lot of time. Thank you for doing the work and sharing it.

    What grade did you use this with?

    1. Hi Katie,
      Thank you for taking the time to thank me. I am very glad that these will help you out.

      I used ERU Vol 1 when the kids were in 4th and 5th grade.

  2. Elise

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for these downloads & links! We've been using the ERU Vol. 1 this year & love it, but I struggle to find the time to make up tests & games & stuff to go along. I really appreciate your willingness to share what you've done. It's a great help!

    1. Teresa

      Elise, you're right. Cynthia is wonderful for sharing all her work with us!

      I'd also like to share something with everyone that might help along the way. I set up flash cards online so that my kids could study, play games, and take practice tests. You could find them at http://www.quizlet.com Look up my user name, "whatagig." i made sets for all the ERU Volume 1 Latin and Greek roots. You'll see that there are 8 sets, 12 roots per set for the first seven and 16 roots for the eighth. It's easy to understand once you take a look at it. (I just started Volume 2, so it's incomplete so far. I'll hopefully get it done soon.)

      Quizlet is free. You could make an account of your own and then copy my sets onto your own profile. After you acquire the sets, you could place then in folders according to Cynthia's test schedule. This makes studying for her tests even easier. If you have any questions, just let me know.

      Take care,
      Teresa

      (Cynthia, please feel free to share this with everyone if you like.)

    2. It is my pleasure Elise. ERU is a great program, one we enjoyed using too. I am happy to share and comments like yours makes me all the happier. :)

  3. Beth

    Hi Cynthia,
    Can you tell me how many Greek roots there are in Volume 2? We are already using a Latin curriculum, so I pulled the Greek roots from Volume 1 and have only practiced those with our kids. It's been great - and we've learned so much.

    I was considering buying Volume 2 but wanted to know how many Greek roots there were to determine whether it would be worth it for us or whether I should look for something that just has mostly Greek roots.

    Thanks!
    Beth

  4. Teresa

    Hello Cynthia,

    I can't tell you how much I appreciate your generosity in sharing these tests with all homeschoolers out there. My kids have been doing great with EFRU, Vol. 1, and you have made it so, so very easy for me to test them. I was wondering why you chose to make the last test of all 100 roots include the (newly learned) last 16 but did not make a test with only those 16 first. Did you ever make one for numbers 84 to 100 after this set of tests were made?

    Again, thanks a MILLION!!!

    Teresa

    1. Teresa

      I decided to ask now because we are almost up to 85 very soon. (I meant 85 to 100 before.) Your format is so GREAT, but if you don't have a test for these roots alone, I will probably make one myself.

      Take care,
      Teresa

    2. Hi Teresa,
      You know, I am not sure. lol! It just ended up that way, but I see your point. :) I haven't made one for 85-100. If you decide to make one and would like to share it, I'd love to add it. I'd of course credit it to you and can even add a link to your blog if you have one.

      1. Teresa

        Hi Cynthia,

        Wonderful! I made the new test for roots 85-100 and just mailed it to you. I'm very happy to share it with everyone, and I hope it helps! By the way, I just took a peak at Volume 2's tests...same thing, lol. God willing, I will be working through the next volume with my kids next year. Thanks a million for those tests also. When I get toward the end of the Vol. 2's roots (and if you or someone else hasn't beat me to it), I'll make another test for the last 16 from that set and gladly share it with you.

        Be well,
        Teresa

  5. JohnneO

    Thank you so much! I have been looking for a way to use this more intensely. However, I am having trouble with downloading Test 1 and answers to test 1.

      1. JohnneO

        Thank you. It was Volume 1 Test and answers 1. There is also problems downloading Vol 2 Answers test 5 and 7. Not a big deal for me but just Not sure what is going on but all the rest downloaded perfectly. These are a great resource! Thanks again.

    1. Hi Leahbelle,
      I am not sure why the link did not work. A window should pop up asking if you want to open the file or save it to your computer. Can you please try again? If it still doesn't work, I will be happy to email you the files. Thanks. Please let me know how it goes.
      Blessings,
      Cynthia

      1. Thank you for your reply. I tried again but was not successful. It tries to load but gives me a message that says, "The network connection was lost." I WAS successful in downloading the schedule as well as the games & flashcards vol 1, so I'm not sure why I can't get the tests. I greatly appreciate your help and would be glad to receive the files by email.

  6. Cathy

    My son aced the first test, but he took a LONG time to complete the second one. He did get all the questions correct (after some answer-changing), and there were about six words he had problems with. Do you have any recommendations on cementing all these in his brain? The games are difficult for us as there are no siblings doing this program.
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Cathy,
      I apologize for the delay in answering your question. It was one that I had to think about.

      We played the games together (3 of us), so I never took into account that some might be going through the book alone. I apologize for that oversight.

      Now, to cement. Well, repetition is the best teacher, so continuing to drill on those six would help. Similar to learning the multiplication tables, have two piles, one for the words that he knows right off, and a pile for those he hasn't learned right off.

      Continue with the next weeks words, but have him also work on the six. You can test him out of those words orally or you can have him write out the definition of the root and a derivative or two.

      Every so often, review the pile that he knows right off to keep them fresh in his mind.

      A matching game might be fun. I am not sure if that was included with the games...its been a while since I looked at the file. Print the cards from the website and place face down. Have him match the root and the definition.

      I know drill can be boring and some find it of no use stating that attaching learning to real life is more effective. I agree to an extent. I think times tables and ERU need drill. It isn't like vocabulary where he can write a story with the roots.

      I am not sure if acting out the roots would help. lol! But it is an idea. Maybe a charades type game. You can act out a derivative and he determines the word and then breaks it into roots. Or, you can act out a root if it is one that is possible to act out. State that you are acting out a derivative or root.

      I am sorry I could not be of more help. Also, if he needs another week to study, grant it to him before adding the new set of words. You can change the weeks to sets (set 1, set 2, set 3, etc.)

      Let me know if you have any other questions,
      Cynthia

  7. Stephanie

    Thank you SO much for this resource! I have been wanting to get back to English From the Roots Up with my kids but had been dragging my feet. No more excuses! :) Now I have a clear way to proceed. Since my kids are younger I anticipate taking longer so it soaks in, but I plan on using this resource for sure

    1. Oh good Stephanie, I am glad to here that these resources will be helpful. Thanks for taking the time to comment. It is always a joy to hear and know that my work is appreciated. :) Have a great homeschooling year!

  8. Teresa Pierce

    Dear Cynthia,

    Thank you so much for providing this free resource. I have been wanting to add this, but I have been very reluctant to start. With the resources that you have so generously provided, I'm ready to begin. I am deeply grateful! You inspire me.

  9. I am absolutely thrilled to have found your site. I first found you for your digestive notebooking pages. Then I stumbled upon your English From the Roots Up stuff. The tests are a great resource!! I linked you up on my website, http://www.homeschoolwithpurpose.com. I am slowly compiling wonderful resources I find in hopes of helping others. If you want to check it out, you are here: http://www.homeschoolwithpurpose.com/p/foreign-language.html

    I'll be featuring your notebook pages when I get my digestive post together.

    Thanks again!!

    1. Hi Julia! I am super glad you found me. Thanks for the link up! Your website looks great and I know it will be a great asset for the homeschooling community.

      It is always a pleasure! Enjoy!

  10. Cathy

    Hi Cynthia,
    Today my son took the first test for vol. 1, and he noticed "photometer" on the 2nd page was defined "turning toward light", which is actually the definition of "phototropic".

  11. Cathy

    My son noticed there are slightly different derivative word definitions based on the root word.
    Examples: root words "graph" and "phone" both have "phonograph" as derivatives but with different definitions.
    Also, these same two root words list "phonogram" as a derivative, but "graph" indicates the origin is "phono", while "phone" indicates the origin is "gramma".
    Can you clarify why there are differences?
    Thanks!

  12. Cathy

    My son noticed something about these cards (Vol. 1)and has a question regarding the varying definitions.
    For example, on the "graph" card, the word "phonograph" is defined as a machine for writing (or recording) sound.
    But on the "phone" card, "phonograph" is defined as writing with sound.

    Also, on the "graph" card, "phonogram"is said to derive from "phono" - sound - written symbol for a sound.
    But on the "phone" card, "phonogram" is said to derive from "gramma" - letter - written sound.

    Can you clear up the confusion?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Cathy, I will try to clear up the confusion. :)

      My son noticed something about these cards (Vol. 1)and has a question regarding the varying definitions.
      For example, on the "graph" card, the word "phonograph" is defined as a machine for writing (or recording) sound.
      But on the "phone" card, "phonograph" is defined as writing with sound.

      I am thinking that phonograph can be defined both ways. First, taking graph meaning to write or draw and phone meaning sound, you get writing with sound. This would be the combining of two roots to make a word.

      You can then take that knowledge and when Thomas Edison was able to record sound with his machine, they called it the phonograph. Therefore phonograph is also given to a machine for writing (or recording) sound.

      Why it is done this way on the cards and in the book, I can only guess. In the book, the author does talk about the machine on both pages (2 and 11).

      I hope that wasn't too confusing.

      Also, on the "graph" card, "phonogram"is said to derive from "phono" - sound - written symbol for a sound.
      But on the "phone" card, "phonogram" is said to derive from "gramma" - letter - written sound.

      Here, phonogram is derived from both phono and gramma. On the graph card, it is giving you the other part of where the word was derived from (phono) since you have graph (the card in hand).

      The same goes for the phone card. So basically, they are giving you the other derived word not shown on the card.

      Can you clear up the confusion?
      Thanks!

      I hope that helped. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  13. h

    OH, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    For the last 2 years we have been going to add this to our curriculum. I had made the decision it was going to get done this year and I was scrambling trying to figure out what, when, where, how, etc. This makes it much easier for me so we can actually move forward.
    Blessings to you for putting this out here as a FREE resource.
    Thanks again for making it happen.
    h

  14. Diane

    Thank you so much! You are so kind to share all your hard work. I had decided to add English from the Roots Up to our curriculum at the last moment because our language arts book was not covering it in a systematic way. Like someone else said, I thought I'd see if someone else had some ideas on how to present this subject. How surprised and grateful I was to find your website! Thank you so much and May God Bless You.
    Diane

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