Middle School News

Sixth Graders Share Their Favorite Words
LiAnn Yim, Digital Communications Manager

Writing teachers Evan Bartz and Katie Saylor asked sixth-grade students to share their favorite words. 

"It helps them start thinking about words," Katie says. "It introduces them to the idea that this whole year in writing they'll be examining words and thinking about word choice."

Over the course of the year, they will dissect the etymology of words and closely examine word choice in the texts they read and the writing they produce. What is your favorite word?

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