Monday, July 5, 2010

Stanley Bookman Monthly Tips for July

Tyke and I had a wonderful Fourth of July. We watched the fireworks light up the night sky over St. George Utah. We love the Fourth of July because it is the birthday of the United States of America. And who doesn’t like to celebrate a birthday? Besides celebrating America’s birthday, we also celebrate our independence as a free nation, and remember those who fought for and who are still fighting for our freedom today. One of the best ways to show you are in the birthday spirit of our nation is to wear our national colors the whole month of July. Do you know what they are . . . RED, WHITE, and BLUE!

Reading Tips for Parents: Challenge your child to find similes in a story or in their favorite magazines. (A simile is a comparison that uses “like” or “as.” For example: A whale’s skin is closer to human skin instead of scaly like a fish.)

Time how fast your child can find 10 similes?

Let younger children think up their own similes. This is a great way to increase comprehension and understanding of word comparisons.

Have older children write a story about America using similes to describe places their character visits.

Hope you all had a safe Fourth of July!

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