Understanding Anglo-Saxon Words History and Development
Motivation An understanding of the history and development of the English language will help one to select the correct wor...
Motivation <ul><li>The English language comes from the language of the Angles, the Saxons, the Jutes and other Germanic tr...
Motivation <ul><li>In contrast,  </li></ul><ul><li>French words are more melodic and formal </li></ul><ul><li>Latin/Greek ...
Motivation-Comparison of the Three Languages <ul><li>Anglo-Saxon  French  Latin/Greek </li></ul><ul><li>  ask   question  ...
Guided Practice <ul><li>Look at the list of words and put them in the correct category.  Anglo-Saxon, French, or Latin/Gre...
Instruction Characteristics of Anglo-Saxon Words <ul><li>Has one or two syllables </li></ul><ul><li>If the word has more t...
Instruction Characteristics <ul><li>May have an silent  e </li></ul><ul><li>The silent  e   is there because English speak...
Instruction Characteristics <ul><li>Often has a consonant blend </li></ul><ul><li>These words have a powerful sound.  Thes...
Instruction Characteristics <ul><li>Is a simple word that no one had to teach you </li></ul>
Instruction Characteristics <ul><li>Often has a  gh  or  ght </li></ul><ul><li>English speakers used to pronounce these wo...
Instruction Characteristics <ul><li>May have a double  ee  or oo </li></ul>
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Using Anglo-Saxon Language

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Powerpoint presentation to teach students to write a narrative paragragh using Anglo-Saxon words.

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Using Anglo-Saxon Language

  1. 1. Understanding Anglo-Saxon Words History and Development
  2. 2. Motivation An understanding of the history and development of the English language will help one to select the correct words for writing for on a particular subject and for a specific audience.
  3. 3. Motivation <ul><li>The English language comes from the language of the Angles, the Saxons, the Jutes and other Germanic tribes </li></ul><ul><li>Anglo-Saxon words are the basis of English </li></ul><ul><li>We use Anglo-Saxon to speak of everyday objects and strong feelings </li></ul>
  4. 4. Motivation <ul><li>In contrast, </li></ul><ul><li>French words are more melodic and formal </li></ul><ul><li>Latin/Greek based words have an educated, intellectual feeling. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Motivation-Comparison of the Three Languages <ul><li>Anglo-Saxon French Latin/Greek </li></ul><ul><li> ask question interrogate </li></ul><ul><li>dead deceased defunct </li></ul><ul><li>help aid assist </li></ul><ul><li>rise mount ascend </li></ul>
  6. 6. Guided Practice <ul><li>Look at the list of words and put them in the correct category. Anglo-Saxon, French, or Latin/Greek </li></ul><ul><li>end terror trepidation </li></ul><ul><li>finish conclude attractive </li></ul><ul><li> thin beautiful emaciated </li></ul><ul><li>spare fear fair </li></ul>
  7. 7. Instruction Characteristics of Anglo-Saxon Words <ul><li>Has one or two syllables </li></ul><ul><li>If the word has more than one syllable, then the accent is on the first syllable. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Instruction Characteristics <ul><li>May have an silent e </li></ul><ul><li>The silent e is there because English speakers used to pronounce it. It usually, but not always, signals a lone vowel. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Instruction Characteristics <ul><li>Often has a consonant blend </li></ul><ul><li>These words have a powerful sound. These words are great for poetry. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Instruction Characteristics <ul><li>Is a simple word that no one had to teach you </li></ul>
  11. 11. Instruction Characteristics <ul><li>Often has a gh or ght </li></ul><ul><li>English speakers used to pronounce these words with a guttural or Germanic sound. This explains the odd spelling of, for example, neighbor and night. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Instruction Characteristics <ul><li>May have a double ee or oo </li></ul>

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