The Wonder of Words

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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 modern English.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite learners to create their own presentations that examine how one prefix or suffix can change several root words, or that explore the entomology of various words
  • Use during a vocabulary unit on Greek and Latin roots
Classroom Considerations
  • Presentation is 65 slides long; consider scheduling it over several class periods
Pros
  • Slides are engaging and easy to read
  • Discusses both older and more modern examples of etymology
Cons
  • None