Students are taught to appreciate music and art, but are they also taught to appreciate words? According to Scott, Skobel, and Wells (2008) “Authors give us Gifts of Words, wonderfully composed phrases that capture the essence of what they want to say” (p. 8).
In this podcast episode, you will hear how I introduce the “Gift of Words” to my students. I used, A Word a Week Vocabulary Program to begin the conversation about word appreciation.
Scott, J. A., Skobel, B. J., & Wells, J. (2008). The word-conscious classroom: Building the vocabulary readers and writers need. New York: Scholastic.
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