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26 resources with the keyterm 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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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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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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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.
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Language Change: The Origins of Names

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In small groups or pairs, learners explore the origins of each others' names. An awesome idea, but you'll need to do the initial research to gather your class's names and their origins. Or, consider having each member of your class...
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Language Change Exercise 2: Names Related to John

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Choose any name to use the idea behind this lesson plan! The example is John, but I like that the original author looked to his or her classroom makeup to select a name to study. There's a bulleted list of discussion topics to use after...
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Word Families

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
This phonics PowerPoint presents sets of word families featuring /a/ and /o/. Each of the words is accompanied by a picture. Students practice sounding out each of the words.
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Persuasive Text: Vocabulary Charades

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners play charades to act out vocabulary words that have recently been introduced in class.  In this vocabulary lesson students may work in groups or in pairs.
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Unlocking Word Meanings

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate eponyms in the English language. In this eponym lesson, 4th graders participate in a teacher led lesson on the definition of an eponym. They complete a worksheet in which they determine which eponym became part...
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Etymology Match

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this vocabulary practice worksheet, students match the 9 terms that end with -cide to their appropriate meanings. Students also write the 9 terms in alphabetical order.
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Connection to Language Arts-Hidden Meanings

For Students 8th - 10th
In this etymology worksheet, students read about the history of naming words and how words are named. They think critically by answering three questions about the meaning of words, etymologies and the derivation of words.
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Etymology1 Word Search Puzzle

For Students 11th - 12th
In this word search worksheet, students locate 30 words given in the word box. Students find the words in a puzzle consisting of 15 rows and 35 columns.
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Etymology Adventures

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the internet to research the field of Etymology. Using this information, they create a list of words they were unfamiliar with along with their origin. They complete numerous activities by reading and following directions.
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Diversity of Languages

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students interpret graphs and statistics to recognise and understand the cultural and linguistic diversity of Australia. They create a profile of the linguistic diversity of the class or school. Students discuss Australia's cultural...
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Greek And Latin Roots Vocabulary Diamond

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study the first thirty-three Greek and Latin Roots from the book, English from the Roots Up, by Joegil Lundquist. They use Inspiration software to create vocabulary diamonds for each root.