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37 resources with the concept etymology

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Unlocking New Words: Partner Presentations

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Following extensive modeling about how to apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to learn new words, partner teams create brief word presentations to teach new vocabulary to the class. Preselect words from upcoming social studies,...
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Past Language, Future Dialect

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Today, the word, tweet, is more often thought of as a verb than a noun. Google stands for search just as Kleenex has supplanted tissue. As part of a study of how the English language has changed due to the technology that brings cultures...
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A World of Words

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Just as the United States is a land of immigrants with many cultures, English has many words adopted from many other languages—which accounts for many irregular spellings of some words. Language learners research the origins of a list of...
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Thinking Spelling

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
An etymology resource is packed with suggestions for activities designed to build phonological, visual, morphemic, and etymological spelling skills.
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What’s the Good Word? Etymology Project Guidelines

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Who named the shapes, or the days of the week? Should words be removed from the dictionary if they're no longer commonly used? Are there too many words in the English language? Language arts students explore these and additional...
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Legend and Symbol: An Etymology Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How are the words tradition and traitor related? A thorough language arts resource explores the ways Latin and Greek words are represented in traditional legends and artwork, and reinforces word meaning with several grammar exercises.
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The Wonder of Words

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If your language arts students think etymology isn't relevant to their everyday lives, show them a presentation that will prove them wrong! The slideshow provides explanation about various words, roots, and suffixes that have adapted in...
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Where Do New Words Come From?

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Gadzooks! Where do new words come from? Who decides what a word means? What about memes? Young etymologists will be fascinated by a short video all about words, words, words.
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Vocabulary (Part 3) – Word Meaning and Word Relationships

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
After studying word parts and context clues, young readers get to work discerning word meanings based on word relationships. Employing skills such as deciphering connotation and denotation, making analogies, and interpreting idioms, high...
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Pudd'nhead Wilson: Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Invite your pupils to do the teaching when it comes to the vocabulary in Pudd'nhead Wilson. Each individual is assigned one word to research in depth and teach to classmates, one pupil at a time.
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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Word Choice and the Value of a Dictionary

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Poets generally choose each word carefully, and Robinson Jeffers is no exception to this rule. Look closely at Jeffers' word choice in "Inscription for a Gravestone" and "The Deer Lay Down Their Bones" through discussion and writing....
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Word Clues

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young learners develop a deeper understanding of target vocabulary. Working in pairs, students independently complete a series of word clue cards asking them to find various information about key terms including their definition,...
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Why Is There a "b" in Doubt?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Many doubt the reasoning for having a b in doubt, but do they know the whole story? Pupils can watch as a Latin word becomes the English doubt. The narrator explains the etymology of doubt, emphasizes the importance of meaning and...
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Who Invented English Anyway?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In these English lesson plans, students use video, the Internet and non-fiction essays to research the history of the English language. They write a short research paper and design a PowerPoint presentation showcasing their findings.
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For Students 4th - 6th
Prep your class for any upcoming standardized language test with this resource. Use the sample dictionary page included to answer the reference questions provided. Great practice is provided here!
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Mythological Word Origins

For Teachers 9th - 10th
No wonder the ship was called the Titanic. An investigation of Norse, Roman, and Greek Mythology provides insight into mythological characters and corresponding words in the English language. A close look at roots, prefixes, and suffixes...
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Words from Other Languages

For Students 7th - 9th
Teach your students about various word origins using this activity from Houghton Mifflin. It includes 6 fill-in-the-blank/matching questions and an extension activity.
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Assessment Preparation: Word Origins—Etymology

For Teachers 6th - 10th
In this etymology worksheet, young scholars use a dictionary to look up 13 vocabulary words. For each word, they write the base word and its etymology, including its origin and the approximate time period in which the word was introduced...
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Word Origins

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Understanding a word's etymology can really help with decoding and building vocabulary skills. Readers compare and contrast words of similar origins but with different difficulty levels. They focus on prefixes, suffixes, and affixes....
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Etymology Project

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Where do words and phrases come from and how did the original words develop into modern language? Have your pupils choose themes and from there select related words to research. Individuals must clearly describe the development of the...
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Root Words from Greek and Roman Gods' Names

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Prepare a stack of index cards with a Greek or Roman god's name on one side and their description on the other. Then, use the worksheet attached to brainstorm as many words that contain the root from each card. Pupils also create their...
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Areas of Science: What's My Job?

For Students 5th - 10th
Vocabulary is just as important in the science classroom as the English classroom. Young etmologists learn about various careers available in the area of science as they use their knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to uncover the meaning...
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Spanish in English

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
What do the words alligator, armadillo, and cockroach all have in common? Each one is an English word with Spanish origins. Introduce young etymologists to the joys of discovering word origins with a lesson plan that asks them to create...
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Internet Adventures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore where words come from. Every word had a beginning--- a birth. They use the internet and go to a web site given by the teacher to take a quiz on word origins, students are allowed to use dictionaries.