Adding New Words to Our Language. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). 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...
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.110.24. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 8, Adopted 2017
8.2. Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking--vocabulary. The student uses newly acquired vocabulary expressively. The student is expected to:
8.2.A. Use print or digital resources to determine the meaning, syllabication, pronunciation, word origin, and part of speech.
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