Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Do you want to include a fun reading activity with a twist
during family night this week? Here is an idea. Take this easy reader story and
change the name of the character to the name of your child. Then have your
child change the name of the dog and the items found on the hunt for the brown
shoe. You can help your child to learn new words and increase your child’s
interest in reading and writing by making this story their own.
The Missing Brown Shoe
Kylie (insert your child’s name) is missing her brown shoe.
She looks under her bed.
No brown shoe.
Kylie looks in her closet.
She finds pink fluffy slippers. ( insert other items in your
She finds purple flip-flops.
There is a yellow hula hoop.
Kylie is still missing her brown shoe.
Kylie looks behind the bathroom door.
No brown shoe.
She looks under the sofa in the den.
No brown shoe.
“Kylie, please let Hendrix (insert your dog’s name)
outside.” said Mommy.
Kylie calls her dog.
Hendrix runs to the door chewing on the missing brown shoe.
“OH NO!” yells Kylie, “Now I have to find my blue shoes.”
See how many ways your child can change the story.
Have your child draw pictures to illustrate their favorite parts of the story.
Most of all have fun with it.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Well we’re glad you made the journey to the World of Ink. You’re an amazing writer. We would love it if you could share with us about your current book “The Golden Pathway”?
Your session will include the reading of the short story or non-fiction article aloud to the students followed with a short discussion and Q&A on the reading and interactive breakout sessions. At the conclusion of the reading, the students will participate in a group breakout session to brainstorm and develop a new ending or what happens next in the short story.
If the reading includes a non-fiction article the students will also participate in a group breakout session to develop a graphic organizer and illustration of the topic discussed.
Workshops are scheduled around a standard classroom timeframe of approximately 40-45 minutes.
A personalized Certificate of Participation will be presented to each student and special handouts curtailed around the workshop will also be distributed to the students.
Contact children’s author, Donna M. McDine at firstname.lastname@example.org, today to discuss your needs.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
- Visit the ClickN Kids site, try the ClickN Read and ClickN Spell FREE lessons on the homepage and then leave a comment about what you learned on the program in the comments section of this post.
- You must “Like” the ClickN Kids FACEBOOK fan page.
- You must “Follow” the ClickN Kids Twitter page @ClickNKids and post a comment saying, “SFC sent me”.
- You need to link back to this review.
- You need leave let us know you did all the above in the comments section with links to each one.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
By: Stefan Petrucha, Maia Kinney-Petrucha, Margo Kinney-Petrucha, Scott Lobdell, Jim Salicrup, writers; and Diego Jourdan, Rick Parker, James Romberger, and Marguerite Van Cook, artists