We found 158 reviewed resources for etymology
What’s the Good Word? Etymology Project Guidelines
6th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Legend and Symbol: An Etymology Lesson
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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.
The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Word Choice and the Value of a Dictionary
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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....
Etymology: A Mini-Lesson on Teaching a Word's History
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...
Mysteries of Vernacular: Odd
2 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Inspiration: Visualizing Vocabulary
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How do you get your class to recall the meaning of difficult vocabulary words? Use Inspiration Software to create vocabulary mind maps with your kids! Although this guided practice activity is focused on a specific computer program, the...