English Decoded: Layers of the English Language

By Reading Horizons Last updated 2024/05/24


This quick, 2 minute video gives a brief overview of the 3 main layers of the English Language: Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek.  A nice simple video to show students to help them understand that although English is complex, it makes sense, if you understand how they are put together (morphology).

Curriculum Connection

1. Curriculum Context
Word-Level Reading and Spelling: Using Morphological KnowledgeB 2.1 (Grade 4) - use knowledge of the meanings of words and morphemes (i.e., bases, prefixes, and suffixes) to read and spell words. VocabularyB 2.4 (Grade 2 + 3)- demonstrate an understanding of a variety of words, acquire and use explicitly taught vocabulary in various contexts, including other subject areas, and use morphological knowledge to analyze and understand new words in context.
Grade(s): 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): Applying MorphologyApplying OrthographyGrammarUnderstanding Reading DevelopmentVocabularyWord-Level Reading and Spelling
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