Etymology Vocabulary Project

Grade Levels
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Resource Types
Common Core Standards
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Use this mini-research project to explore how words are added to the English language.

In this enrichment lesson, students learn about word origins, select a personally meaningful theme, and assemble a collection of terms related to that theme. The finished product is a booklet, poster, or other visual display with the terms and definitions as well as labels indicating the etymology of the words.

Word Origin Categories featured:
- Anglo-Saxon origin words
- Greek or Latin origin words
- Borrowed words
- Eponyms (words from names)
- Words from mythology
- Compound words
- Portmanteau (blended) words
- Clipped words
- Acronyms
- Idioms
- Words added in the last 10 years
- Words that will be added in the next 10 years

What's Included:
- Slideshow to introduce and discuss how words are added to the English language and to preview the research project
- Notes for the teacher, with background information and further suggested resources
- Planning worksheet/Graphic organizer for students
- Rubric
- Award cards for peer feedback

The download is a zipped folder that includes two PDF documents: a slideshow presentation and a teacher guide.

Revised Sept. 2015 to add Slideshow and Discussion Guide
Total Pages
100
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week

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Etymology Vocabulary Project
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Etymology Vocabulary Project
Etymology Vocabulary Project
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