I must be feeling guilty by only teaching for 3 years in England during the sixties; especially after receiving all my Teacher Training for free, including the cost of books with a financial grant, and 3 years living on Campus with free meals. I am sure those days are long gone.
Maybe I should have stayed in teaching, I am enjoying this and would have done back then, but the art magnet was too powerful.
Word Stitch was designed as a word game to test ones spelling and vocabulary. There are two aspects to the game, one is the game itself, and the other appeals to my teacher training, the other aspect is teaching a student how to develop and enhance his or her vocabulary.
This word game would make an interesting TV game show, a powerful teaching tool in schools and colleges, and a party game at family and friends gatherings. Please follow the exercises as they develop.
Before you attempt this exercise, I am encouraging you to prepare yourself, spend a day or two strategically learning words beginning with set letters of the alphabet.
Did you know the most pages of words of the alphabet is words beginning with the letter C as found in the Miriam Webster dictionary, my copy was printed in 2007, I am sure more words have been added since then.
Let us begin with the easiest and also maybe the most difficult exercise.The letters X Y Z
In my copy of the Miriam Webster there are only 5 pages to study, unless you are a geek and has the pages stored in your memory.
There 1 page of the letter X and 2 each of the letters Y and Z
After studying the 5 pages, see how many 3 or 4 word-sentences or headlines; if any, you can form with
1. x. x. x. x
2. y. y. y. y
3. Z. Z. Z. Z
How many 3 word sentences can you create with the letters using the letters in any order
X, Y, Z.
Example- Zero Zulu Zebras zigzagging
Remember this is a learning exercise, studying the list of words in the dictionary is very important.
Copyright 2019 Courtney Devonish.
Images-Hand carved by Artist Courtney Devonish