Wordstruck or Wordstuck : The Power of Words. Alice De Dominicis KMWP 2011. Inquiry:. How can we teach student what words are all about? What are some ways to make learning new vocabulary fun and multiply vocabulary at the same time?
Alice De Dominicis KMWP 2011
Ralph Fletcher explains the importance of words, “A rich vocabulary allows a writer to get a richness of thought onto the paper. However, the writer’s real pleasure comes not from using an exotic word but from using the right word in a sentence.”
“Knowledge of Latin and Greek word roots is potentially a very powerful aspect of generative vocabulary knowledge. As students learn meanings for the most frequently occurring roots in core academic vocabulary (such as –struct “build”) and in content-specific academic vocabulary, they may generate an exponential boost in their vocabulary growth.”
Templeton, Shane; Bear, Donald R.; Invernizzi, Marcia, and Johnston, Francine. Vocabulary Their Way: Word Study with Middle and Secondary Students. (2010). Boston, Masssachussetts: Pearson Education,Inc.
Homonyms- Words that are spelled the same and sound the same but can mean different.
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The King Who Rained
A Little Pigeon Toad
Word connotation is learned as we acquire vocabulary.
difficult ------- challenging
stingy -------- economical
headstrong --- determined
nitpicking ----- meticulous
childish ------- childlike