Adding New Words to Our Language
One way that words are added to our language is by word borrowing. Words are "borrowed" from other countries and from other languages. Examples: Tomahawk is the Native American word for a kind of weapon, Spaghetti is a word that came from Italy, Taco is a word that came from Mexico. Read More...
The resources above cover the following skills:
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Recognize the influence time, culture, gender and social relationships have upon word meaning.