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English From The Roots Up

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,

English from the Roots Up Free Downloads

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

 

138 thoughts on “English From The Roots Up

  1. Kelly Burgin

    Hello Cynthia, I recently bought a second-hand bag with some spelling rules and such in it to help my son, and as I was looking in the bag today, I found the ERU Volume 1 cards. I am not familiar with this and went looking for a teacher edition book to go with the cards (hah!). But instead, I found your website and this wonderful resource. I am not intending for my son to use it THIS year, because we need to continue basic spelling, but I will be bookmarking this website to use perhaps next year with him.

    Do you think a struggling 7-year-old speller is too young for this? I'm thinking so. Maybe at 8 or 9. Your thoughts since you have already gone through it? I'm thinking if I did the games, he would love it, but I'm just not sure this is the right time to use this.

    Many thanks!

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    1. Cynthia

      Hi Kelly. I think you are right, 7 would be too young for the full course. But, I do think he can learn the meanings of the root words. He will most likely be able to recognize the root word also. I would move slowly and make it fun with the games.

      Rummy roots is a good one to start with, or a memory type game using the flash cards I created. You can also do a go-fish style game where you have to collect the root word and the meaning as a pair.

      My kids were about 10 or 11 when we began. We went slow. They didn't memorize all the derivatives, but were familiar with them. I was surprised at how easily they memorized the root meaning though. They did better than me!!

      When he is 9 or 10, you can review the roots, but add in the derivatives. Who knows, by then he might be discovering them himself in his other subjects and while reading. 🙂

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  2. Betsy

    I cannot thank you enough for posting all of this and sharing with other moms. We just finished up ERU Vol 1 and you saved me SO much time and energy by having the tests and schedule all laid out. Thank you so much!

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    1. Cynthia

      It is my pleasure Betsy! Thanks so much for the lovely comment. I know our time is precious and I am glad I am able to save y'all a bit of time so you can spend it in other areas of your daily lives.

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  3. Georgia

    Thank you so much for this! We did Latin this year and I wanted something a bit more straightforward for next year to help with vocabulary building. I liked the flash cards but had no idea how to schedule or use them. Awesome resource!

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  4. Karin C.

    Oh my goodness, I feel like Sandra Jones comment above, I am overwhelmed with your kindness to share this resource for free. I was just trying to wrap my head around doing the girls tests on these words a different way and you have fun games and printable tests! You saved me a ton of time, it's nicely done and I am so thankful for you and all the work you put in to making it!

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    1. Cynthia

      Thanks so much Karin for your sweet comment. I am happy that they saved you time. I hope your girls enjoy the games and the tests. 🙂 Thanks again for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment. It is always great to 'hear' the appreciation in comments such as yours. 🙂

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  5. Sandra Jones

    Dearest Cynthia,
    Every time I think about the ERU cards & tests you created I want to cry for joy (I'm not exaggerating). This is the kind of thing I love to do but homeschooling 7 children can be overwhelming (so that kind of stuff NEVER gets done). It was very thoughtful of you to create a set for study/play because I would not want to wear the cards I purchased. My children use the original cards to copy from as well. Thank you for making it available for free. I would also like to thank the others that contributed.
    I often reflect on the bible story of the ten lepers. I am amazed that out of 10 that received victory and healing for their malady only one returned to express his thanks. I am sure there are countless others who are grateful for the service you have provided. It has been almost a year since I found your site and began using you materials. Of course what you have done does not compare to the is not life-changing healing of the lepers, but the principal still stands...a thank you is in order. I think of you often and wanted to be in the company of the one leper. THANK YOU!
    May God Richly Bless You!
    Sandra Jones

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    1. Cynthia Albright

      Sandra, thank you! That is one of the nicest comments I have received to date. Thanks so much for taking the time to come back and let me know. It is so wonderful to know that something I created years ago is still blessing others today. It is truly a pleasure. 😀

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  6. Maren

    Wow! What a treasure trove! Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful printables! I was trying to figure out a way to set up ERU for my daughter to study independently and you have saved me SO much time. Thank you for your generous gift!

    Reply

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