Students 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. Students explore the origins of some English words.
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Assessment Preparation: Word Origins—Etymology
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...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Unlocking New Words: Partner Presentations
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,...
4th - 9th English Language Arts
Dragonwings: Evaluate Chapters 10-12
As your class finishes the novel Dragonwings, use these culminating projects. A vocabulary list is given for chapters eleven and twelve and either an epitaph or letter activity concludes the book. The final project consists of creating a...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Inspiration: Visualizing Vocabulary
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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed