What are words? Where do they come from? Who makes them up? How many do you know? How many do you need to know? How do you spell them? Why do you spell them like that? And does it matter how you spell them? In Words Origins, Roots, and Spelling, we’ll ask questions like these, as we get to know about words. We’ll learn about words as things, we’ll learn about language, and we’ll learn about vocabulary and spelling and word origins and the development of language. Each week we’ll learn about a new word, and a new spelling rule or convention. We’ll practice it through exercises and gameplay. This class will center around a spelling game that involves letters and letter groups and fun - it involves using letters and common groups of letters to make words, phrases and sentences of growing length and complexity.