Use your words to create a better world. YOUR words have the power to change the direction of someone’s life or create a new reality. Join our words have power challenge by sharing how someone’s words changed your life.
SPREAD THE WORD
This week’s shocking statistic:
In 2011, the top one percent of New Yorkers earned 44% of the income, while the bottom 50% earned 8% of overall income. Use words to fight inequality before it starts.
WORDS HAVE POWER
Words to live by:
“Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” Patrick Rothfuss
“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.” Alan W. Watts
“Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.” Confucius
WORD OF THE WEEK
Don’t forget to build your own vocabulary:
PHANTASMAGORIA: Crazy scene after crazy scene, unrelated, like a feverish dream.
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Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below to our Words Have Power Challenge! Share how someone’s words impacted you. Maybe words in a book or movie changed your outlook on life. Maybe a friend’s perspective gave you hope. Maybe a teacher’s belief in you empowered you to pursue your dream. Maybe a stranger’s compliment turned your day around in a way that had lasting effects. Have you ever told that person that his/her words changed your life? Share your story and we will share it (anonymously) in our newsletter and blog. What better way to repay those who changed your life than to publicly acknowledge the power of their words!
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BUILD VOCABULARY:Ask your child questions about what they have done, are doing, or plan to do. Pay attention to the words they use. Help them form more specific answers by suggesting words they don’t know.
TEACH ONE THOUSAND WORDS because Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching a words a day: FIT, FIRE, FLOOR, FLOWER, FLY, FOOD, FOOT, FOR, FOUND
READ FOR A PURPOSE: Ask the questions (common-core aligned) teachers will ask, “How does the story end? How are any problems, conflicts or questions solved or resolved?”