When you begin to study a foreign languages, you realize many of our words have similar roots.  That's because the word could have originated from this country then changed over the years.  Etymology studies the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history. Many teachers encourage students to study Latin to help them recognize root words to help understand the meaning of words.  Google has done this for us!  Google has added a feature in their search, so you can not only see the definition, antonyms, translations, but also the origin and the evolution of the word.  In the google search bar type "define=" then your word.  When the definition appears there is an arrow to expand this information.  Her is an example of one of our 4th grade blue words – TOXIC


The results…


Choose a word from your list. Give it a try and let us know the word, its origin, and how was it originally written!

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