What's the origin? Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Greek

Anglo-Saxon

Makes up 20-25% of language.Includes numbers, colors, body parts, animals and many more! Total of 25 clues!

Latin

Makes up 60% of language. Includes words with 3-5 syllables, double constants at the beginning of the word, and similar sounding phonemes! Total of 16 clues!

Greek

Makes up 10% of language. Includes words to do with sports, theater, "the study of...", and "y" in the middle! Total of 10 clues!

Valuable?

Knowing the roots and orgins of words can help students to determine what the word is and how it is pronounced. Using the clues can help them narrow down the word in order for them to figure it out!

Teaching?

This may be difficult to include into teaching but it can be done! Throwing simple clues in every now and then for students to dissect. It is possible too focus on one for a few months, and to move on in the next few. A laminated paper including the clues can be like a reference sheet for the students. A constant practice and referencing back to words may be helpful. The older the grade, the easier to incorporate it the idea considering the amount of information. It will be easiest to spread it out over time.

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