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A friend of mine recently alerted me to an odd type of "word." See if you can guess what the following mean:

•   l10n
•   i18n
•   d11n
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In this Wordshop article, Susan Ebbers helps readers to distinguish between words ending in the suffix "-ish" and other types of "-ish" words. Ebbers then provides teachers with some creative suggestions for introducing students to the suffix "-ish."  Continue reading...
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In this homographs lesson, students discover that some common words have some less common meanings. Students will work in teams to compete in a "Find that Meaning" competition using iPads and Visual Thesaurus word maps.  Continue reading...
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Teachers, your students will certainly recognize the words featured on this week's worksheet, but they may be surprised by how they are being used. For example, if they are accustomed to thinking of a skirt as a clothing item, they may be skirting its other meaning as a verb that means "to avoid" (check out the green verb meaning bubbles on skirt's Visual Thesaurus word map).  Continue reading...
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"What's the hubbub, Bub?" said Bugs Bunny. But, buddy, what is a hubbub? Is it simply general hullaballoo? Or is it something more threatening?  Continue reading...
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Last month, I suggested a dozen or so "approachable" poems, which I've used successfully in my poetry-abhorring classroom. This column builds on that, as I share some of the ideas I've used to help my students write poetry in the classroom.  Continue reading...
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This month we have another devilish word-chain crossword puzzle to beguile you! Follow the chain of synonyms and you could win a Visual Thesaurus T-shirt.  Continue reading...
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