Becca
Subscriber since: October 2012
Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan (Province of China)
About Me
I am a high school English teacher. I have been reading with my students "The Least You Should Know about Vocabulary Building: Word Roots" by Carol E. Friend, Laura D. Knight and Teresa Ferster Glazier. While I am reading Roy Peter Clark's "Learn seven ways to invent words" in his "The Glamour of Grammar," it comes to my mind that it may be a good idea to have my students invent new words to describe a person or anything that interest them. I am impressed by Clark's idea that "As writers, we should never be satisfied with the words we inherit, the ones that already appear in our dictionaries." I hope I can think up any more activities to sow a tidy seed of curiosity for words in their minds.
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Favorite Word:

flexible
By flexible, I mean being open to any possibilities. I want to be an amiable and critical person, who is always looking for the better and even the best for the moment.
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"If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old."
- Lord Chesterfield

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Traffic in Words
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Slogans for Health
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Comparative Nonsense
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Unexpected Cousins
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