reading

512, 2014

3 Steps To Helping Your Child Be A Better Reader

 

Reading Fitness
3 Keys To Reading

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. ~ Emily Buchwald

Being physically fit encompasses 3 components: strength, endurance, and flexibility.
Being able to read well also comprises the same three components. Include these components when working with your children, and your children will be on the road to a fit, […]

2311, 2014

3 Surprising Best Gifts For Kids

 

Each day provides its own gifts. – Marcus Aurelius

Wouldn’t it be great to give a gift with lasting benefits and no need for batteries and electricity? In fact, wouldn’t it be great to give a gift that isn’t dependent upon an electrical device not crashing? Down below are 3 of the best gifts to give […]

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 […]

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, […]

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