Teaching with ‘The Lost Words’

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The Lost Words is a beautiful book created by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris. It contains not poems, but spells to conjure back certain words which have been ‘lost’.

The first thing worth noting about this spell book is how alluring it is. I felt enticed into immersing myself in the spells and illustrations immediately. You could quite easily lose yourself for days by: soaking in every inch of detail, finding the hidden meanings of the spells and decoding the kennings.

After consuming everything this glorious hardback had to offer, I knew my main aim was to ensure I provided the children in my class the opportunity to love it as much as I did.

The Premise

The premise behind the book is to bring natural words back into the Oxford Junior Dictionary. These words, such as adder, newt and otter, have been removed and replaced by more modern…

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Posted on 29/03/2018, in General. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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