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35 resources with the concept word origins

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Etymology Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The English language is intricate as is any study of the origins and meanings of English words. A 45-page curriculum guide includes units on how to use dictionaries and thesauri, as well as core units on words derived from Latin, Greek,...
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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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Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
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Practice Book O

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Whether you need resources for reading comprehension, literary analysis, phonics, vocabulary, or text features, an extensive packet of worksheets is sure to fit your needs. Based on a fifth-grade curriculum but applicable to any level of...
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Frindle Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
"Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle?" Inspired by this quote from the award-winning novel written by Andrew Celements, this lesson allows children to invent their own terms for common classroom objects,...
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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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Examining How Inventions or Events Change the English Language

For Teachers 7th - 9th
How have inventions and events changed the English language? Learners create posters showing specific words and language changes that resulted from an event, discovery, or cultural change. The class develops their vocabulary by...
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Origins: a Simple Word Game (for Use in Human Relations Trainings)

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders acquire the knowledge, attitude, interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others. They participate in "Origins" as either group participants or judges. For each round, they give the common usage and...
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Alphabetical Order

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
This is a vocabulary activity with a twist! Young elementary-schoolers put these 13 words into alphabetical order before finding their meanings, uses, and origins. They will need to use reference materials, and may need some help...
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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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Animated Alphabet

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore English by completing an interactive language history activity. In this word recognition lesson plan, students discuss word formations and the phonetic relationship between letters. Students identify the origin of...
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Assessment Preparation: Word Origins—Etymology

For Teachers 6th - 10th
In this etymology worksheet, students 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 into...
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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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Dictionary Digs

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young scholars dig through dictionaries to uncover the wealth of information they provide. Using the included graphic organizer, children learn about target words by finding their part of speech, pronunciation, definition, synonyms, and...
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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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'Hastings' and the English Language

For Students 9th - 12th
Follow the development of the English language from its Anglo-Saxon roots. Various Germanic, Roman, and French words helped form our English vocabulary and are incorporated into this quiz. See how well you know the beginnings of English...
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Chalkboard Challenge: Word Origins

For Teachers 4th - 5th
This PowerPoint engages students in a "Jeopardy" game that addresses parts of speech and writing rules. Players are able to chose their desired category and points on the Game Board. They must answer correctly to receive points and beat...
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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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For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars tie together planet names with Greek mythology. Students browse thru a dictionary to see where exactly these names came from and what significance they have. Young scholars explore the origins of some English words.
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Where Do Words Come From?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine the foreign-language roots of various English words. Using the dictionary's word derivation notes and abbreviation key, they develop a list of words with a foreign-language origin, and create a class dictionary.
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What's in a Word?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students complete a unit on words, their origins, and their usage. They explore various websites, create a word ladder online, develop a list of anagrams, write a story using homonyms, and create a list of vocabulary words.
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Word Origins

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Have you ever studied historical words and found that they were deeply rooted in racism or prejudice? Select a long list of these words to have your class examine. What familiar roots do they have? Do they know when this word originally...
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Word Origins

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Discuss where some words originated, how they are used today, and new words recently added to the dictionary. This short slide show is lacking in depth but could possibly work as a review.