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RI/L.7.4 - You Can Make Up New Words!

You Can Make Up New Words!

The name I have given to those of us in WMS ELA 7th Grade classes, "Languanauts", is a prime example of how we are constantly making up new words.  I have used a blend of "Language" and "Astronauts" to create a word that represents those of us who are learning how to traverse the English language in a 21st century world.  Check out these videos and links that will help explain how English is a living, breathing, ever-changing language.   
TedTalk by Erin McKean, "Go Ahead, Make Up New Words!" 
Also check out the TedTalk by Anne Curzan, "What Makes a Word Real"
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