I have been reading several books about installing a love for reading and writing in students. One thing I have seen in several books is in order to love reading and writing we need to teach our students to CELEBRATE words.
So in my classroom this fall I am going to implement Wonderful Words Wednesday. Students will be asked to keep an eye out for wonderful words in their reading and writing. They will pick one, record its definite and word origin, and bring it to class to share in our community circle on Wednesday.
This got me thinking, if we are to teach our students to love words, shouldn't we love words. To learn to love words join me each week in a Wonderful Words Wednesday Linky. Don't for get to link up below and share a wonderful word that you read or wrote this week. Share it's definition and origin. Then please visit the blog in front of you and after you, as a comment use their wonderful word in an inspiring sentence!
My word for this week is fascination. Definition: powerful attraction; charm Word Origin: 1595–1605; < Latin fascinātiōn- (stem of fascinātiō ) a bewitching. Seefascinate, -ion Definition and word origin found on Dictionary.com. Found in the book Wondrous Words by Katie Wood Ray.