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Summer SAVY Session 2, Day 2 – Witty Wordplay

Posted by on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 in blog, SAVY.

Day 2:  It was another great day for the Witty Wordsmiths, and we hope you felt great as well.

This morning, we started our look at parts of speech and the role each plays in storytelling. We read “Aunt Flossie’s Hats, and Crab Cakes Later” to begin our discussion on the interdependency of storytelling elements. Later in the morning, our class continued our songwriting seminar to stretch our muscles. Each group came up with 2-3 lines, and we worked together to align them to a fun beat! 

After lunch, students continued their ‘systems’ comics that illustrate the interconnectivity of each element. We also came up with wacky sentences and diagrammed the parts of a sentence. Students had the chance to solve a few fun rebus puzzles as well.

Some key takeaways from today: 

  • Language is a type of system 
  • Each part of the language system has an important role 
  • Visual aids can give clues to intended meaning where language isn’t available 
  • Wacky language doesn’t have to always ‘make sense’. Sometimes the point is just to add humor 

Tomorrow, we’ll be using rhyme, alliteration, and onomatopoeia to help express our own stories. 

Meaghan Garrett