Complete The Chart

Etymology #3

Worksheet Description

The “Etymology” worksheet is an instructive resource that guides students through the fascinating study of word origins. It presents a list of English words and prompts students to research and fill in a chart detailing the root, origin, and meaning of each word’s root.

This investigative task not only reinforces students’ understanding of vocabulary but also connects them with the historical and linguistic roots that shape modern English. For instance, students might explore the word “durable” and discover that its root comes from the Latin word “durus,” meaning hard, giving insight into its current meaning pertaining to longevity and sturdiness.

This worksheet is designed to develop critical research skills as students must consult a dictionary or other etymological resources to complete the chart. The activity covers a variety of words, encouraging a broad exploration of language that spans simple everyday terms to more complex words such as “anthropology” and “cosmology.”

Accompanying the etymological chart is a playful illustration of a character dressed as a scholar, adding an element of fun to the learning process. By completing this worksheet, students will not only expand their vocabulary but also gain a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry of the English language and the diverse cultures and histories it encompasses.