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English From The Roots Up

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After having my website hacked and moving to a new server, I am happy to say that the ERU page is now up again. 🙂 I am having to re-upload all my downloads, so I decided to zip each volume up to save me time. 🙂 Each zip file contains:  The schedule, the flashcards, and the tests with answers.

FYI: The rest of the website will be updated slowly starting with my most popular downloads. Thank you for your patience. 🙂


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.

Download - ERU Notebooking Pages

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.

 

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Our English From The Roots Up Schedule

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 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. 🙂

 

 Download - ERU Volume 1 Download - Full

 




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,

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English from the Roots Up Vol 2 Schedule
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
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. 🙂

 Download - ERU Volume 2 Download - Full

 

160 thoughts on “English From The Roots Up

  1. Melissa

    Cynthia, thank you so much for sharing these. I purchased ERU many years ago to use with my oldest (now adult) child but never did. I want to use them with my younger ones now. They want to have a co-op day once a week with other homeschool friends. Can you recommend how I could implement this program in that setting of 5 kids 1 meeting/wk.

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    1. Cynthia

      Hi Melissa. Let me see…What you can do is use the schedule as is with three words a week. I am not sure of the time allotted, but maybe…

      On the first day of the co-op, explain what is expected with filling out the notebooking page which they will do at home during the week. (Maybe have an example notebooking page filled out to show them.) They will need to have the cards to do this. Let them know they will be studying three words a week with a test on the fifth week and every four weeks thereafter. Explain that the notebooking pages are to be done before class and encourage them to add any other words (derivatives) they can think of using the root. Also on this first day, you can have them cut out the flashcards I made to help them study at home. You can have them do this all at once, or you can have them cut them out as they are given each week.

      Share the website, Quizlet, above where they can practice their words online.

      If they haven’t already, have them purchase a binder to hold the notebooking pages and an index box or any box large enough to hold the flashcards. You might want to make a set of flashcards to use at the co-op and the students can keep theirs at home.

      Each week, review the words they worked on throughout the week. You can use the ERU book to provide more insight into each root. After each root, ask if anyone would like to share any derivatives they thought of in addition to the ones given.

      After, play a few games.

      Before dismissing, let them know the next three words they will be working with during the week and have them cut out the next set of flashcards if you are handing them out each week.

      During game time, the pool of roots will be getting larger. Remind them to study all the words each week at home along with their new set each week.

      I hope that was helpful. If anything maybe it helped jumpstart your creative juices. 🙂

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      1. Melissa

        Cynthia, thank you so much! Yes, this is very helpful. I've always been nervous about trying to teach in a co-op but my daughter is begging me to :-).

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  2. Pen

    Well dare I say I'm a former Homeschooling mom who bought ERU 15 years ago and we never really used it - long story I won't share But - my kids are adults now and I've got an empty nest AND --- I'm going to study this myself!!! Thank you for all yoru hard work on this 🙂

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  3. Stacey J

    Thank you so much for sharing this! We are new to ERU and this is such a big help to me as I wasn't sure how to best go about teaching this to my teenagers.

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  4. Shannon Russell

    HI. We are first time users of EUR. Do they copy the derivatives on the lines provided and the extra lines are if they come with their own derivative?
    Thank you for putting this out there to share with all.
    Shannon

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    1. Cynthia

      The student copies the derivatives on the left and the definition on the right. Yes, the extra lines (I also added an extra page if needed) are for any other derivatives they can think of or that you want them to know.

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  5. Yvonne

    Thank you so much for putting all of this together and sharing it. I have had ERU for several years but haven’t used it much because I didn’t feel I could make it interesting enough to get through the year. Now I’m certain that my kids will be interested AND they will never know that by learning all these roots and their meanings they are really getting prepared for HS testing 😊

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    1. Cynthia

      Thank you Yvonne for the sweet comment. It is great to know that these resources can add to your homeschool. I hope your kids enjoy using them. 🙂

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    1. Cynthia

      Hi C.Hellner. A reader, Teresa, created test 7A because I did not have an individual test for words 85-100. I lumped them in with the final test and she wanted a separate test for them. So, she made it and kindly shared it. 🙂

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  6. Lesley Frazier

    This is so awesome! Thank you for taking the time to do this! We have been HSing for the last 3 years, we do 50 words/year. But I have been wanting to do additional things with these books. It was always kind of dreaded to take out our cards to make a new flashcard each day. But now it won't be so boring! Thanks for the ideas and tests!

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    1. Cynthia

      It is my pleasure Lesley! It is always great knowing that others find them useful. Makes all the work put into making them worth it. 🙂

      Reply

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