Exploring the English Language

What a great set of videos from Ted-Ed.  These short segments narrated by Gina Cooke, Kate Gardoqui, and Matthew Winkler examine words and the English language coupled with visual media. It’s an awesome way to start a discussion with the kids about language learning.  Instead of just rote memorization of difficult words, why not examine the word for its roots?

Four Fun Videos That Explore the English Language | MindShift.

On a more realistic note, however, engaging in systematic etymology with a 3 year old might be overkill.  Better to watch a few episodes of Word World.  But for our prodigy K-12-ers, maybe going back over the list of sight words as a starting point is in order.

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