Skip to product information

Etymology 101- A Better Way to Teach Irregular Words

Reading Rev

Regular price $15.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $15.00 USD
Shipping calculated at checkout.


We've been working on this for 2 years... Etymology 101: A Better Way To Teach Irregular Words.

What's included:

  • Master scope and sequence that has 112 irregular words. We have aligned them with the Reading Rev Phonics Scope and Sequence so the irregular word can be taught with the phonetic pattern it’s related to! There is a brief explanation of the word origin or etymology behind each word. Additional words that follow that irregularity are included.
  • Google Doc that has each irregular word mapped as well as a visual cue about its origin. Some words also have a fun mnemonic devise to help students create a picture or memory cue.
  • Student anchor posters and practice guides give students a quick way to make connections!
  • Several resources have been added to help understand basic etymology and terms. We are excited for more teachers to try this method and more research to be done!

This is going to change the way you think about Irregular Words! Maybe they aren't that irregular after all!

Please Note:

*No physical products mailed. All resources are digital downloads and Google Drive Links.

*Not included in the Reading Rev Spelling, Phonics, & Morphology Program

*This scope and sequence is designed by pattern and not frequency. It is a great tool for 2nd+ but may not fit the needs of emergent readers learning high frequency “temporary” red words. All of these words are “irregular” but can be explained by etymology or less-known phonetic patterns.)