Why Is There a "b" in Doubt?

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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 history in spelling, and builds a tree of words related to doubt. Your class might accept that silent b after viewing the video. Test their understanding with a brief included quiz and build upon the lesson with additional included links and information.

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CCSS: Adaptable
  • In addition to remembering information from the video, class members will need to relate the information to their own lives in order to complete the provided questions
  • Consider the option to flip the lesson and add your own content into the mix
  • You might need to make the lesson more complete by coming up with your own discussion questions and relating it your current unit of study