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.