A poster similar to this has been floating around Pinterest lately. It caught my attention and piqued my interest, so I just had to create a colorful version for myself. The message is just so powerful!
One of the reasons this poster attracted me is because I am fascinated by the value of words. Monetary value, that is. One Dollar Words have been a part of my enrichment program for years. They work exactly like the charts above, except they assign cents to the letter values. The goal is to find words worth exactly $1. That's a
difficult nearly impossible task. So, I created clues for my students.
They absolutely LOVE $1 Words. I run a friendly competition between classes and the enthusiasm is unbelievable. As a result of that enthusiasm, I have written over 400 clues for the words. And, I loved every minute of it. If you're interested in $1 Words, check them out here.