A lexicon is the collected vocabulary of a person. Over the course of 26 weeks, students will explore a cluster of words from the lexicon of E.B. White. Using these words in an original way, with inspiration from favorites such as Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan, will help the budding wordsmith recognize the plasticity of language and delight in its beauty.
In His Own Words
Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down. Children are demanding. They are the most attentive, curious, eager, observant, sensitive, quick, and generally congenial readers on earth. They accept, almost without question, anything you present them with, as long as it is presented honestly, fearlessly, and clearly.