Vocabulary Fun: Portmanteaux (5 Pages, Answer Key Included, $3)

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Let students have vocabulary fun with this bell-ringer activity that introduces them to portmanteau words.

In this 5-page printable activity, students . . .

• read about the ETYMOLOGY of “portmanteau” words (Lewis Carroll devised its use this way in THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

• get acquainted with portmanteaux they already know, like SMOG, PRISSY, and even KIMYE and BRANGELINA

• use DEFINITION CLUES to determine 17 portmanteaux.

Example:

The portmanteau __ __ __ __ __ means “an inn providing lodging and parking” and is a combination of m __ __ __ __ and h __ __ __ __.

Answer: motel (motor + hotel)


An answer key is included.

This classroom-tested is suitable for upper elementary, junior high, high school, and adult students.

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Vocabulary Fun: Portmanteaux (5 Pages, Answer Key Included, $3)
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Vocabulary Fun: Portmanteaux (5 Pages, Answer Key Included, $3)
Vocabulary Fun: Portmanteaux (5 Pages, Answer Key Included, $3)