This resource includes:
--- two reading passages about the origins of Valentine’s Day as well as the origins of some of the words associated with this celebration. Part 2 also includes some information on the historical development of the English language;
--- each text has a work page including vocabulary and comprehension question activities;
-- a list of 34 words associated with Valentine’s Day is also included to help students choose a word to research for the “word origin challenge” at the bottom of the work page that accompanies the second text. This page is not numbered and is at the very end of this file.
***Note*** The date of the original celebration of Lupercalia (Part 1) was February 15th, as stated in the text - this is not a typo! I have also chosen to use the spelling “jailer” over “jailor”.
A full answer key is provided.
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