Friday, August 7, 2009

Donavan's Word Jar

Do you know Donavan? He is the main character in Donavan's Word Jar by Monalisa DeGross. He is a word collector. To inspire a sense of wonder, love, and curiosity about words, think about reading this book to your students and having a word jar of your own. You could have a cool glass jar, like Donavan's, or a two dimensional jar like we have in our classroom, made of lamination and attached to the wall. Every time your students find a cool word, one that melts in their mouth or tickles their tongue, have them write it down and place it in the word jar. Explore the meanings of the words and celebrate when students use the words in their stories. Be a word collector! Be like Donavan!

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