Monthly Archives: October 2014

2710, 2014

Alliteration: Recognizing & Using It

 

5 Quick Ways To Incorporate Alliteration Into Your Language Lessons

“Tempted to type meaningless twaddle all the time on Twitter…with alliteration, no less!”- E.A. Bucchianeri

I love alliteration! I love how the words roll off the tip of my tongue. In fact, just saying the word is fun: al-LIT-eration, AL-literation, alliter-A-tion, Allitera-TION.   Children love alliteration too. […]

2310, 2014

Dumb Down Vocabulary: Do or Don’t?

Should parents and teachers dumb down vocabulary?

 
No, Don’t!

The Vocabulary Debacle
Today, while teaching a group of 4th- 6th graders fables and fairy tales, I said to the class, “If you have a sibling in the class you may only take one package of seeds. You may share with your sibling.” I heard a murmur, “What’s […]

1210, 2014

Halloween & Learning to Read Don’t Have To Be Scary

 
Reading is scary for some children. Halloween is scary for some children.

I love the spirit of Halloween and the energy that comes with it. ~ Katharine McPhee
 Even though Halloween is exciting, it is scary for some children just like reading is a scary experience for some children.

How can we make learning to read and […]

310, 2014

2 Great Cloud Books & Activities

Clouds, clouds, clouds… What do you see in the clouds?

Behind every cloud is another cloud. ~Judy Garland

I love gazing at the clouds on a sunny day when the backdrop is definitely sky blue. I like flat clouds, big clouds, fluffy clouds, and all kinds of clouds. They have technical names such as stratus, cirrus, cumulonimbus, […]