VOCABULARY CHALLENGE

Jacqueline Galbreath/Beth Gasior

Morphological Families

The TextProject bring us a resource on Morphological Families. Often, the most common words in a language have multiple meanings, a feature that is called polysemy (“many meanings”). The word "set", has 464 definitions. That is an unusually high number, but quite a few everyday words (e.g., find, change, good) have a surprising number of nuanced, or distinct, meanings. Here are some other Morphological Families.

Word Detectives

These graphic organizers requires students to use context clues and other information to formulate a personal meaning for a word.

Try this TED-ed Lesson Focused on the Words of Electricity

A Few Books for Vocabulary Studies

Check Out Merriam -Webster's Vocabulary Video Series

How a Word Gets into the Dictionary - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor