My niece told me about a game that her friend’s mom used to set up to get her kids more interested in reading. She would scatter letters around the room. Each letter had a price on it. “Easier” letters like E might be worth a penny or five cents, whereas “harder” letters like […]
“Mr. Morton is the subject of the sentence and what the predicate says – he does!” Thanks to Tina, via her FB page, for this.
GROSS-ABULARY is very up-front about what it is. It’s a literacy game that’s gross. And we all know that kids—okay, especially boys—love gross. If your kid is “one of those,” then GROSS-ABULARY will be right up his alley. It’s a game about building gross sentences, using starter concepts like belch, armpit and […]
You don’t always need books to help your kid read better. When my son and I go for a walk, there’s always something weird, funny or unintelligible to read, correct or figure out. Example. We went on vacation and on the buffet we saw this sign. (Click on the picture […]
Do you have a kid you’re trying to encourage to write more? Is your kid discouraged because she’s worried that her writing isn’t good enough? Here’s some great advice from a young author, Maureen Johnson, who is currently working on her 10th novel for teens. She will tell your kid (in her […]
This has nothing to do with literacy. Well, unless there’s something called “animal literacy” (which there’s not). But some things just have to be shared. Stick with it past the Michael Jackson bit – it gets really good.