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Where Did It Come From?
– Many words in the English language come from words in other languages,
most frequently from Greek and Latin words.
Word Etymology – Look
up each word below in a dictionary. Fill out the chart. Then answer
Etymology Challenge –
Each word below contains one or more Greek or Latin roots. Unscramble
Word Roots and Origins
– Read each word and its meaning below. Use a dictionary to help
you locate the root(s) in each word. Some words may contain more than
Many words begin with prefix pro. Look up each of the words below
in the dictionary. Fill out the chart. Then answer the questions.
Same or Different?
– Some words look like they would have the same root word, but they
actually have different etymologies.
Language – The English language is always changing, and our
dictionaries have to change to keep up with it.
Trees – Words have "ancestors" just like you do. Like your
ancestors, some words come from distant countries, and like the characteristics
of a family, the characteristics of words can change over time.
Project – Cut out the cards. Use them to create a "family tree"
for each assigned word.
and Pronunciation – Look up each word in the dictionary. Circle
the correct pronunciation. What is the origin of the word? Write it
in the box.