Prefixes and Suffixes

 
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When learning to read, kids are often intimidated by 'bigger' words. This title teaches younger audiences how to break such words apart and introduces them to the concept of roots. Reading becomes easy and fun once it's clear how various letter combinations can change a word's meaning.

Table of Contents

  • The Root of the Word
  • Adding Letters, Adding Meaning
  • More Prefixes
  • Prefix Numbers
  • Many More Prefixes
  • Adding Letters at the End
  • Teachers and Dancers
  • Y and Ly
  • More suffixes
  • Big Words, No Problem!
  • How to Learn More
  • Glossary
  • Index

Details

Specifications

  • Dewey: 428.1
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Reinforced book (9781602534308): 9.5 x 8, 24 pages, © 2011
  • Hosted ebook (9781614739272): 9.5 x 8, 24 pages, © 2013
  • Series: Language Rules!

Leveling

  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 4
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 2

BISAC Subjects

Reviews

A Review of "Language Rules!" in Library Media Connection

This impressive series tackles the usually humdrum mechanics of grammar using fun examples, silly sentences, and cute little monster artwork. Each book asks the ‘What is it?’ question, and after a brief example and definition, develops the part of speech through examples and exceptions. The parts of speech are highlighted by a rainbow of colors, making them easily distinguished from other words. Content does overlap in certain situations, such as the possessive forms of words which are found in the adjective and punctuation books. While the books don’t cover everything, they are perfect for young children. Through humor and clear and concise examples and sometimes mysterious world of grammar becomes so much easier to understand. Illustrations complement the text well, with silly characters in bright and lively colors speaking sentences using the parts of speech. Glossary. Websites. Index.

A Review of "Language Rules!" in School Library Journal

Heinrichs has taken her ‘The Magic of Language’ series (2004), geared to grades 3-6, and packaged it for the lower elementary grades. The books are well organized and attractive, and inject humor into what might otherwise be fairly dry subjects. The font is large and changes appropriately in terms of boldness and color to create emphasis. The brightly colored cartoon illustrations are amusing and clearly demonstrate whatever part of speech is being explored. A purple-and-green monster levitates off his chair after spotting a mouse beneath it in Interjections—‘Eeek!’—while a smiling elephant being hoisted in the air by balloons declares, ’I’m as light as a feather’ in Similes. The humor packed into the artwork will make these books attractive to browsers, not just teachers looking for material to reinforce their lesson plans. Between this series and Brian P. Cleary’s fine titles, the 400s may get some action.

Contributors

Author: Ann Heinrichs

Ann Heinrichs grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She began playing the piano at age three and thought she would grow up to be a pianist. Instead, she became a writer. She is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults on Asian, African, and U.S. history and cultures, as well as natural history subjects. Ann has also written numerous newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles. She is an award-winning martial artists, specializing in t'ai chi empty-hand and sword forms. Ms. Heinrichs now lives in Chicago.

Illustrator: Dan McGeehan

Illustrator: David Moore

 

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