Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Save the Words
I think I am in love with Save the Words, if for no other reason than to hear the words beg to be chosen! Save the Words is a fun twist to the dictionary. This site is so encouraging, literally, that you just want to keep adopting words. However if you do not like the distraction of the talking words then you can turn the voices off. The purpose of Save the Words seems to be to encourage us to increase our word power and language skills.
The Save the Words site is jammed packed with every word imaginable from the fun, the weird, and the unusual. These are not words you see on an everyday basis. The site gives a preview window which you move around the screen and then select one of the words. After selecting a word, a pop-up window appears that gives you the definition of the word and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.
Inside the preview window, you are offered the opportunity to "adopt" the word. After chosing to adopt the word then Save the Words cheers for you and for the word you have chosen.
You are then sent a certificate of adaoption for your part in saving the words. An email is sent reminding you of your promise to "..use the word in conversation and correspondence, as frequently as possible to the very best of my ability." Word adoption is taken very seriously! :-)
Save the Words is a seriously cute site. I suggest trying in out. Would be a great word of the day for Language Arts classes to encourage the vocabulary development.