Navigating Your Child's Education: Grades 6-8

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Speaking the Same (S)Language

By Emily Johnson on Feb 10, 2022 7:54 PM

In a recent unit in my eighth grade language arts classes, my middle school students have been digging into word origins, meaning, and the evolution of language. We have discussed big questions like:
  • Who (what groups or individuals) influence and change the English language? How do they do this?
  • Why do dictionaries matter? How can they be helpful/useful for English speakers/readers/writers?
  • Will the English language ever stop evolving?
  • How has the English language changed over time? (consider inventions, geography, humanity, etc)
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