Memorizing vocabulary words is tedious and slow. In schools students "study" 10 words a week for 36 weeks = about 400 words a year. There are over 470,000 words in current English dictionaries. It is simply impossible to memorize 4,000 words, much less 470,000. But, what if learning 10 Root words opened the door to thousands of words? The Latin root "gen" is the source of over 500 words in English, the root "graph" produces over 700 words, and 95% of all Medical terms are Latin or Greek based. If one learns a dozen prefixes, roots and suffixes their vocabulary will grow exponentially. Learners will be able to decipher larger, more nuanced words. Reading comprehension will become stronger more quickly.
RootWords is a tumbler-based game to learn those root words.