WOW! Word™ of the Week: FASCINATING

by Rhiannon Apple January 27, 2014

WOW! Words are words that, when used in correct context by children during conversation, cause awed adults to pay attention and say, “WOW!” WOW! Words invite children—regardless of natural or learned language abilities—to be confident talkers.

Using WOW! Words models intentional oral use of big words within meaningful and useful contexts.


This week's WOW! Word: fascinating 


Use the word in sentences, such as:

1. This is a fascinating book! 

2. My family was fascinated when I told my story. 

3. A full moon fascinates me. 

4. The baby has a fascination with one toy right now. 

5. Your good manners fascinated me!


Focusing Talk™: Use the word fascinate as you tell children about something fascinating that you've seen in real life. Then invite children to follow your model to tell about real-life things that have fascinated them. Repeat the activity to tell about a book that was fascinating. This is a rich skill-building activity because it encourages discussion about real vs. make-believe; it also encourages fascination around books!


WOW! Words and Focusing Talk are a trademarks of Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz


Rhiannon Apple
Rhiannon Apple


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