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The Bluegrass Literacy Project offers free online etymology workshops as a way to improve English language literacy in the Commonwealth.


Etymology, the study of word roots, is one of the most effective methods to learn and retain vocabulary. By learning Latin and Greek roots, students can often recall words faster than rote memorization alone. Students can even determine the definitions of obscure English words by piecing together roots, instead of memorizing long lists of words and their meanings. The study of etymology also improves spelling proficiency.

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During this short workshop, we will be exploring the basics of etymology. You will learn to recognize basic Greek and Latin roots and several prefixes through our specially designed "word puzzles." Workshops are conducted through Zoom and led by Tara.


This workshop is ideal for elementary school students.

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