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#203145 - 11/08/11 09:41 AM Ideas for etymology book for elementary students?
My 8 year old child has been asking a lot of questions about where words came from. Does anyone have recommendations for an etymology book that is appropriate for elementary school children?
#203148 - 11/08/11 09:54 AM Re: Ideas for etymology book for elementary students? [Re: DaleM]
There are few books about etymology that are appropriate for adults let alone 8 year-olds. You might want to get a good unabridged dictionary (e.g., Webster's 3rd, American-Heritage) and point out the etymologies for almost all entries.
There is a Ten-Minute History of English available on YouTube (link), but it might be more appropriate for teens.
I'll take a look at my linguistics library and see if I can find something ... you might think about getting a book geared to adults and reading it out loud to your child and trying to answer all his questions._________________________
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#203152 - 11/08/11 12:24 PM Re: Ideas for etymology book for elementary students? [Re: zmjezhd]
I just searched Amazon and found quite a list that may be interesting. Does anyone know if any of these books are good?
Amazon Etymology for Kids
#207853 - 10/30/12 04:22 AM Re: Ideas for etymology book for elementary students? [Re: DaleM]
A few years back I had read this book by Linda Goodman, "Star Signs". She has allocated a number of pages on the topic "Lexigramming". It was quite an eye opener for me.
The other idea is to use www.dictionary.com- they have given details about the words. I guess the second choice I mentioned is easier to grasp for anyone.
#207854 - 10/30/12 04:24 AM Re: Ideas for etymology book for elementary students? [Re: DaleM]
I guess you could try www.dictionary.com.
#207860 - 10/30/12 11:22 AM Re: Ideas for etymology book for elementary students? [Re: Harjit Jandu]
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Hello Harjit, and welcome.
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