What an exciting week in orthography! I am participating in the spellinar called “Latin for Orthographers” (See Real Spelling for more information). After the second session, I was bursting and couldn’t wait to discuss what I was learning with my students. They were as “on fire” as I was! By Tuesday I had given each group of two students a Latin verb to investigate. I had them go first to Latdict and find out a definition for the verb. They also examined the infinitive and supine form of the verb to determine whether they were looking at a unitary base or twin bases. Then they went to Etymonline and typed the infinitive form of the verb they were given into the search bar. From there they started a collection of words that shared that Latin root.
After two days of digging, they are preparing posters that will hang in the hallway. Today I asked two groups about the work they have done. Can you feel the enthusiasm?