Now, if you've read about our Word Attack Notebooks, you might think that words aren't actually safe in our classroom. :) (evil laugh...) :) We do treasure them. We may attack them first, but then they are treasured forever. ;)
I first read about this nice little word collector at Always Write. If you aren't familiar with this site, please check it out! It is a wonderful resource with lots of fabulous lessons.
The Boy Who Loved Words is about a little fellow who collects so many words that it initially causes problems for him. He eventually solves this problem by finding the most wonderful uses for all of his words.
Not only is this a great book to show the importance of beautiful words, it is a great book to teach vocabulary. Where else will you find a better collection of words to explore, than a book written for the purpose of collecting beautiful words? This is a Word Work Station waiting to happen!
Any word exploration strategies or task cards would work effectively with this book. If you are interested, here's a strategy that I like to use from time to time. Feel free to grab it here if you like. :) I have several copies printed in color on task cards and laminated. I leave the task card, along with a few books with vivid vocabulary on a table. They duplicate the circle map in their notebooks for a bit of word exploration. Yes, they only gain one word with this strategy...but they GAIN one word in a big way, and it sticks! :) This is a great book to pin point a few FABULOUS WORDS that you want to stick for a very long time. :)
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