Imaginary Words

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Oh, what fun! Young logophiles and neologists create a dictionary-sounding definition for imaginary words and try to fool their classmates.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members create words and their definitions for words that aren't yet but should be
  • Have kids investigate the new words added each year to the dictionary
  • Use Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" to introduce the activity
  • Directions for the assignment and a worksheet template are included in the packet
  • In addition to definitions for the provided works, individuals create their own words and definitions
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