Writer's Notebook

Favourite Word assignment

What is your favourite word?  

Use the links on our website to find words, and to conduct research about words.  Answer the following questions:

  1. Why do you like this word so much?

  2. What is the word’s etymology? (the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning.)

    1. When and where was it born?

    2. How has it evolved/changed over time?

Brainstorm other topics centered on words.  For example, “words that make me laugh”, “words that I have trouble pronouncing”, etc.