Collecting Words in 2nd Grade

Students in Mrs. Quagliano’s classroom read The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds. This is a story about a boy named Jerome who collects words instead of things. He collects all kinds of words and sorts them into different categories. At the end of the story Jerome releases the words on a high hill for the children below him to collect and learn from. The quote at the end of the story says, “Reach for your own words, tell the world who you are and how you will make it better.” Students collected words to describe themselves and created pictures to be displayed in the room.