Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Etymation is a series of 4-7 minute long animated cartoons. The seven cartoons provide a child-friendly overview of the history of American English spelling. Each cartoon explains one reason American English spelling often seems so irrational. The Etymation cartoons and accompanying activities are designed to supplement an investigative spelling curriculum. The rationale discusses the importance of such an investigative spelling curriculum, and outlines how Etymation is aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Aponte, G. (2013). Etymology + animation = Etymation : the history of spelling via animations. New York : Bank Street College of Education. Retrieved from http://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/82