Friday, November 25, 2011

the power of words

Last week divisions 2 and 3 listened to me read the book The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter. It's a story about a boy (and then an adult) who is passionate about words...finding just the right word to describe something or finding joy in a word just because how it feels on the tongue when you say it.

As I read the book, the students each had a little post-it note to record powerful words either from the story or words inspired by the story. This little collection of words for each student was taken back to their classes to use in the students' writing pieces and to remind the students to use specific words in their writing that capture the details and feelings that they want to.

One of our favourite words, and one that was new to all of us was mellifluous which means pleasant to the ear. Oh, the power of words!
~Ms Novakowski

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