Is it the luck of the draw? The New Year? A need for focus?
Whatever draws you to #OneLittleWord, do consider how that word will impact you for the next year. I’ve been considering words since #NCTE17, that gathering of so many talented friends with so much learning, love, and laughter all rolled together.
Synonyms of my word from Dictionary.com:
Disquisitive caught my eye. (” 1. Relating to disquisition; fond of discussion or investigation; inquisitive.”) I tested it out and thought it would score well in Words with Friends2 but it just didn’t have the “OOMPH” I wanted in my #OLW. Prurient also caught my attention in a negative way as that was not a synonym that I was expecting.
What’s your best guess at this point?
What one word is a synonym for those in the Word Cloud above?
It’s all about word choice.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.” (Link)
My history of #OLW
- 2014 Transfer
- 2015 Focus
- 2016 Joyful
- 2017 Brave
A visual for another hint . . .
Just seven letters . . .
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What is your #OLW?
How and when will you reveal your #OLW?
Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.
And the answer is . . .
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When were you 100% sure that you had identified the correct word? How important are our words? What precise meaning do your words carry? Do your perceptions match those of your students?
So much to consider in the area of building “word knowledge” in 2018!!!
2:00 pm – Changed the background
5:00 pm – added final graphic