I have created a 20 minute video that explains the history of the English language and the seven most common ways that new words are formed (borrowing, compound word, word blend, onomatopoeia, proper noun, acronym, clipped word). I have also included the 44-slide PowerPoint that I used to make the video in case you would prefer to narrate the material yourself. There are notes for students to fill in as they watch the video/PowerPoint and a quiz to check student comprehension of the lesson. There is an additional quiz with questions that ask them to apply the information in a more challenging way.
I use videos for my flipped classroom. Students view a video lecture and fill in their notes for homework. With the passive learning out of the way, students come to class ready to actively engage with and apply the concepts. This also gives us more class time to work collaboratively with one another. Videos are also great for tutorials or remedial work. Need to be out for the day? Leave a video lesson for your substitute.
You can purchase just the PowerPoint without the video or assessments here.
I also use this in conjunction with my Word Stems Unit
and my Mythology Project
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