Activities cover basic concepts such as roots, prefixes, and suffixes; word origins; and figurative language.Part I highlights the evolution of written language.Part II focuses on the English of long ago.Part III details the growth of American English and introduces coining phrases, using jargon, finding roots, and more.In Part IV, students create anagrams, use euphemisms, ponder perplexing palindromes, and more.Part V is a cooperative-learning activity in which students write a skit using their own planned language.