Vocabulary Words from Mythology!

December 11th, 2013 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi! It’s Wednesday, December 11, 2013 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Calliope: Muse of Eloquence

Age Range: 9-18 (grades 4-12 approximately, with parental supervision)

Explore Roman and Greek mythology to discover the origin and meaning of English words with free worksheets and activities!

When you get to the site simply click on the illustration of Calliope, Greek goddess and muse of eloquence, music, and epic poetry. A new page opens with a menu of five “Worksheets” that you can print out and use to learn five groups of vocabulary words (a total of 25 words).

Click on any word in the groups labeled A-E, and a new page opens with a brief overview of the Greek or Roman myth that ties into that particular vocabulary word. Discover the word’s meaning in present-day English, and take a short quiz that provides further information.

Then, print out the worksheet for a particular group of words and test what you’ve learned.

This is a fun vocabulary exercise and a great springboard to learning more about word origins, spelling, mythology, and history.

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