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Debate and Reasoning as Academics

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
This is a fantastic collection for developing logical debate skills in a secondary classroom. Each resource identifies a controversial topic and outlines differing perspectives, legal and etymological history, and focuses on academic...
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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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For Teachers 8th
Learners dissect and build words from parts like prefixes, base words, suffixes, and inflectional endings. Etymology skills help us find the meanings of words by identifying the different parts that constitute them. Class members use...
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Etymology: A Mini-Lesson on Teaching a Word's History

For Teachers 8th - 11th
As you're reading The Hobbit with your class, show them the etymology of the word attercop. This presentation would benefit with some additional examples or with a practice slide that offers a list of words from the book that pupils must...
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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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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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New Year's Etymology and Writing Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate the history and etymology of New Year's Day. They listen to a teacher-led lecture about the background of New Year's Day, design an image of Janus, and write a story in the first person telling what Janus might say...
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Mysteries of Vernacular: Odd

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Odd, isn’t it, that even when you think you know how to match a word with its definition, you learn that some meanings are at odds with others, that some subject fields devise interpretations that don’t correspond with others, and that...
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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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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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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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Etymology Match

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this vocabulary practice instructional activity, 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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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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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 worksheet from Houghton Mifflin. It includes 6 fill-in-the-blank/matching questions and an extension activity.
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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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Connection to Language Arts-Hidden Meanings

For Students 8th - 10th
In this etymology activity, 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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