Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Word History Mystery 1

This school year I've been generating some original questions for my students based on etymology and word meanings. I call these "Word History Mysteries." These questions have been challenging for students, but they have also had fun with them. Each question challenges them to do some high-level thinking and to make connections between the words and roots that they know and the clues given in the question. I'll start posting one question each school day.

Here's the first Word History Mystery:

What does a wild uproar have in common with a disease that is prevalent over a very large area?

Answer tomorrow

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