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Wordsmith.org Forums General Topics Words and languages in schools Ideas for etymology book for elementary students?
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.
Ceci n'est pas un seing.
Entire Thread Subject Posted By Posted Ideas for etymology book for elementary students? DaleM 11/08/11 02:41 PM Re: Ideas for etymology book for elementary students? zmjezhd 11/08/11 02:54 PM Re: Ideas for etymology book for elementary students? DaleM 11/08/11 05:24 PM Re: Ideas for etymology book for elementary students? Harjit Jandu 10/30/12 08:22 AM Re: Ideas for etymology book for elementary students? Harjit Jandu 10/30/12 08:24 AM Re: Ideas for etymology book for elementary students? LukeJavan8 10/30/12 03:22 PM
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