Children Books:

· “Where Words Come From” by Jack Umstatter

· “Talk About English”, by Janet Klausner

· “Eat Your Words: A Fascinating Look at the Language of Food” by Charlotte Jones

· "Sorpresas en palabras" por Krystyna Libura y Gabriel López Garza

Websites: (Spanish)

A 3rd grade teacher's Etymology unit:


Essinger, James. (2007). Spellbound: the surprising origins and astonishing secrets of

English spelling. New York: Random House

Freeman, D.E., Freeman, Y.S. (2004). Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to

Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar. New Hampshire: Heinmann

Fillmore, L.W., & Snow, C. (2000). What teachers need to know about language.

McHenry, IL, and Washington, DC: Delta Systems and Center for Applied Linguistics.

Johnston, F.R. (2000), Spelling Exceptions: Problems or Possibilities? The Reading

Teacher. Vol. 54, No. 4,pp. 372-378

Joshi, M., Treiman, R., Carreker, S., & Moats, L.C. (2008/2009) How words cast their

spell: Spelling is an integral part of learning the language, not a matter of memorization. American Educator, 32(4), 6-16, 42-43.

Moats, L. C. (2005/2006, winter). How spelling supports reading: And why it is

more regular and predictable than you may think. American Educator, 29(4), 12–22, 42–43.

Reed, D. K. (2012). Why teach spelling? Portsmouth, NH: RMC Research Corporation,

Center on Instruction.

Wong-Fillmore, L. and Snow, C. (2000). What teachers need to know about language.

Washington D. C.: U. S. Department of Education, Office of Educational

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