Tag Archives: words

April is….(drum roll)

What’s so great about April?  No….it’s not the verse, “April showers bring May flowers”.  Blah!  Although, that little verse does rhyme, which kind of goes with what I was going to tell you.  April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!  Woohoo!!  I … Continue reading

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Love and Hate

Love and hate.  Two words with very powerful but different meanings.  Describe love and hate.  You may use any words to do this.  You can use colors, a story, describe the feelings each brings, or anything you think might be … Continue reading

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Word of the Day #3

People’s Top 10 Favorite Words #6: Serendipity Definition: luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for Example: “Old-time print journalists bemoan the absence of serendipity – the accidental discovery of stories that … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster Word of the Day

#2 Kerfuffle Definition: disturbance; fuss Example: “‘Glee’ Cast Members React to GQ Kerfuffle” – Headline on WashingtonPost.com, October 21, 2010 About the word: Kerfuffle is the most recent coinage on this list, dating to 1946. It may be an alteration … Continue reading

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Merriam-Websters Top 10 Most “Liked” Words of the Day #1

Merriam-Webster has a Top 10 List.  I thought I would give you a new word every day to add to your already growing repertoire (look that up) of good strong words we have learned.  I will give you 5 points extra credit … Continue reading

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Poetry + Video = AWESOME!!!

So as you know, it is POETRY MONTH!!  Okay, I will stop shouting, but I am excited.  I found this video on a website I follow for English teachers, and it was incredible.  Not only is it one of my … Continue reading

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Fun stuff!

I found a new website, Tagxedo.  It takes words from a website, a word document, tweets, or anything else you can think of, and it puts the words into a shape of your choice.  You can also change colors, fonts, … Continue reading

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Word of the Day – April 2nd

People’s Top 10 Favorite Words #6: Serendipity Definition: luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for Example: “Old-time print journalists bemoan the absence of serendipity – the accidental discovery of stories that … Continue reading

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Crazy word of the day

Flibbertigibbet Definition: a silly flighty person Example: “I was very good at being a girl and I’m not quite so good at being a woman. I was good at being quite flighty and dippy and a flibbertigibbet. But I don’t … Continue reading

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