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The Boy Who Loved Words

by Roni Schotter

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I would use this story with the older age group because of how big the words become but I enjoy this book because it helps the students learn new words and to understand what they mean in order to use them in their writing. This would be a way to open up discussions for new words in their writings or word studies to find out what the words mean. ( )
  hollyegirard | Nov 29, 2014 |
Great book to teach the importance of vocabulary words. Wordsworth's mission was to share words to inspire others. The story shows readers how important and touching words can be. I could use this inspirational book in writers workshop to inspire my students how to use moving word choices in their writing. ( )
  Spinea1 | Nov 29, 2014 |
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This is a cute story about a boy who collects words but is told it is a useless hobby. He finds a way to show that is hobby is actually very useful.

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This book would be great for a mini-lesson on using interesting language in writing or for keeping track of words in a writers notebook.. Burning questions would be a fun talk to have with students about this book. Students provide questions they would like to ask the author/illustrator. ( )
  mrspriest | Jul 8, 2014 |
I really like this book for both the use of vocab words and the message they carry and their use. ( )
  mccandlessn | Mar 21, 2014 |
Selig was different than most people who collect things. He collected something unique, he collected words! He sometimes got made fun of by the others in his school. One night Selig had a dream which made him want to go find his mission. He came across a poet who made a poem of all Selig's words. Selig finally realized that his mission was to share and spread his words! This is great to use when teaching about words and writing. It inspires children to use different words. ( )
  jaimie919 | Mar 20, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375836012, Hardcover)

In this Parents' Choice Gold Award–winning book, Selig collects words, ones that stir his heart (Mama!) and ones that make him laugh (giggle). But what to do with so many luscious words? After helping a poet find the perfect words for his poem (lozenge, lemon, and licorice), he figures it out: His purpose is to spread the word to others. And so he begins to sprinkle, disburse, and broadcast them to people in need.

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Selig, who loves words and copies them on pieces of paper that he carries with him, goes on a trip to discover his purpose. Words. Selig collects them, ones that stir his heart (Mama!) and ones that make him laugh (giggle). But what to do with so many luscious words? After helping a poet find the perfect words for his poem (lozenge, lemon, and licorice), he figures it out: His purpose is to spread the word to others. And so he begins to sprinkle, disburse, and broadcast them to people in need.… (more)

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