Teaser Tuesday: Word By Word

In the month of July during my Summer Break from school, I have spent a little time every day reading teacher-related books to be inspired and gain some new ideas to keep my teaching practice fresh. The book I finished recently is the one Larry Swartz brought out last year titled Word By Word.

The book centres on vocabulary building and has many suggestions for activities that can be implemented in literacy centres. The aim of vocabulary building is to encourage children to collect words and to use them in their writing and speaking activities.

“Many of us – including young people – are collectors of things: stamps, coins, plush toys , dolls, figurines, comics, spoons, snow globes, etc. The goal … is to have students become word collectors so they can store them, use them, marvel in them, and expand their knowledge about them.” ( p11, 2019, Pembroke Publishers)

I am already implementing a couple of the activities in my classroom suggested by Swartz. I look forward to trying out a few more of his suggestions to get the kids excited about learning new vocabulary and using the words that they have learned.

What is one of your favourite words?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

( Teaser Tuesday is hosted by The Purple Booker.)

11 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: Word By Word

  1. Colline, this is a terrific book! As for words, I’ve always been a fan of “articulate” – when I recently helped a TV show crete a marketing campaign, I told them over and over and over: “articulate your brand.” It worked.

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  2. Hi! That’s a great choice! I do love books like these. I kind of miss the days when I used to have a theasuras by my desk and spend hours looking through it for the right words lol It’s so much easier and quicker online now, but less fun!

    Sorry for my late reply, for some reason your message on my blog went into my sp.am folder.

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    1. No problem 🙂
      It is quicker online to find words now – but in doing so, we miss seeing so many words we wouldn’t otherwise find! Hope you find the perfect word today 😀

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