Old English Words


Designed to follow up on other language change exercises on this web site (cognates and language families), this lesson introduces students to Old English words that still exist in English, but which have shifted in meaning. Students are introduced to semantic change and to some of the history of their English vocabulary.

Grade Level: 
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12
Class Time Needed: 
Under 30 minutes
Lesson Plan: 

See attached plan .