Children’s Books About The History of The English Language
At some point in their learning, you may hear one or more of your students shake their heads and ask, “Why is English so difficult?” or “Who made up this crazy language anyway?” Or perhaps you have found yourself having the same thoughts as you try to help struggling readers and writers understand the complex morphophonemic nature of English and the history of English.
For more support in teaching the morphophonemic nature of English, check out these morphology resources.
One of the best ways to help your students understand that complexity is to set it in the framework of history. The English language reflects the history that shaped it. In Why English Isn’t Crazy and The Resources To Support It, I outlined books and websites for educators and families, but this special post is to help you build your classroom library.