Word Histories

Ask students to use a class dictionary to look up the old and current meanings of these words: symbol, emphasis, stigma, partner, paradise, slogan Have students create a four-column chart with these headings: WORD, OLD MEANING, NEW MEANING, CHANGE. To indicate how the meanings have changed, students should write narrower, broader, more positive, or more negative.
word history chart

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