Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Talkworthy = Worthy of Talk







      Slice of Life Challenge
      31 Days of Writing - Day 2






Years ago, I started using the word, talkworthy, to describe those books I shared with children that inspired the most thoughtful conversations and evoked the strongest feelings in my students. After we read a talkworthy book, the conversation blossomed, and we all came away with a deeper understanding of the book as well as each other. Talkworthy books inspired us and connected us.

I recently discovered that the talkworthy can't be found in the dictionary.
(I think I must have made it up!)

Eager to figure out where the word came from, I looked up "worthy", and I found that in a combining form it can be used to mean "deserving of" whatever the initial part of a compound word is (roadworthy, newsworthy, etc.).

So if newsworthy means news that has qualities to be considered important,
and trustworthy is someone who is worthy of our trust,
and seaworthy means the boat is fit or suitable for the sea,
then talkworthy means deserving of talk. 
(I think I really did make up the word talkworthy!)

The Slice of Life Challenge reminds me that we all have talkworthy ideas to share. 
They are the passions, the funny stories, the classrooms experiences we share.
They are families, challenges, celebrations and ideas worth growing.
They are words that brighten our day. They are words that matter. 
They are talkworthy.









8 comments:

Brooke Kinsman said...

Karen, this is amazing. Thank you for sharing this. I do not know if I have ever thought of it this way, but YES! Talkworthy! I am sharing your post with my coworkers, so that we can be encouraged to create meaningful, authentic lessons that are talkworthy!

Tara Smith said...

Love it! Talkworthy is my new favorite word - thanks, Karen!

Maria said...

Love this post - I'm all about thinking about the power of words. Do I foresee a hashtag soon 😃

Teachers for Teachers said...

I use that word at least 20 times a day --good to know where it came from.... and nice to think about it in terms of my own writing. I think that is a new idea for me. Thanks for the inspiration.
Clare

Karen said...

I love that you made up such a wonderful word! It's your very own "frindle."
Talkworthy - a word I will now be using and thinking about when it comes to what I say and write - is it truly "talkworthy"?
Love that you are writing again!

lee woo said...

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody's listening. See the link below for more info.


#talking
www.ufgop.org

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