Several weeks ago we started a word study unit that will take us through the whole year. The goal of "Project Word" is to:
1) learn more words
2) learn more about words
3) become a life-long and passionate learner of words
Students began the year-long unit by making a list of their favorite words-- words they love, words that describe them, and words that describe the things they love. This helped to build our excitement around the study and use of words. Just recently, we read aloud the tall tale, The Boy Who Loved Words, by Roni Schotter. In this award-winning book, Selig collects words that sound good to his ears, stir his heart, make him laugh, and inspire others. Like Selig, we have displayed our favorite and newly-learned words on tree branches to share with other readers and writers.