Students combine vocabulary fun
with history fun
by investigating common clipped words.
Students investigate common English words
to determine clipped words and the words they come from
Included in this 10-page printable
• 5-page worksheet
of common clipped words. Students use definitions of clipped words to determine the original word and the clipped word.
Definition: a common disease, caused by a virus, that brings fever, weaknesses, body aches and breathing problems to those who contract it
The clipped word we use today: ___ ___ ___
The word it comes from: ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
(Answer: clipped word: flu
; word it comes from: influenza
This activity is suitable for middle school, high school, and homeschool classes. Created by Susan Thurman.
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