Prefixes and Suffixes
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Phonetics, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||Scholastic.com: Homework Hub
- 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
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 200 books for children and young adults on Asian, African, and U.S. history and cultures, as well as grammar and natural history subjects. Ann has also written numerous newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles. Ann has traveled to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and now lives in Chicago, IL.
Illustrator: Dan McGeehan
Dan McGeehan has been a freelance illustrator for fifteen years. During that time his art has appeared on many magazines, in many children's books, and under a lot of scrutiny all around the world. He currently lives in Oklahoma with his wife, their two daughters, and everybody's two cats.
Illustrator: David Moore
A noteworthy review of Language Rules! from School Library Journal on December 1, 2010
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… View →