The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter
Roni Schotter’s picture book about a boy who loved words promotes appreciation, communication and inquiry.
“Selig loved everything about words… Whenever Selig heard a word he liked, he’d shout it out loud, jot it down on a slip of paper, then stuff it into his pocket to save.” He had words stuffed in his pockets, shirt, socks and even under his hat.
There are words that make his heart soar and laugh and also words that make his lonely and sad. He decides it is his mission to spread words to whoever he thinks will appreciate them.
Teaching Resources: The Boy Who Loved Words
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- The Children’s University of Manchester: Literacy information and word games
- Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment: Better Words Classroom Activity
- Giselle Potter Official Website
- Reading is Fundamental: The Boy Who Loved Words Support Materials
- Reading is Fundamental: Educator’s Guide
- Random House: The Boy Who Loved Words Educators Guide
- Random House: The Boy Who Loved Words Word Games
- Roni Schotter Official Website
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