Etymology Curriculum

This Etymology Curriculum unit also includes:

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, and Germanic/Anglo-Saxon, and interest-building units on test prep, mythological references, and domain-specific language. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the guide as the basis of a complete course of study of the English language or of units plans, or weekly lessons
  • Have class members investigate comical quotes about the English language and then ask them to craft their own
Classroom Considerations
  • In addition to the lessons, word lists, worksheets, and quizzes are included
  • Donald M. Ayers' English Words: From Latin and Greek Elements, 2nd Edition is the recommended text; however, class members need not have access to the text
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Includes a lengthy list of recommended internet sites and their links
  • Each lesson includes a list of suggested activities designed to reinforce key concepts
  • No answer keys are included