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Writing Game – The Rest of the Story

Need an activity to do with a group of kids? Here’s a writing game that will have everyone laughing! It can be played in co-op classes or at home with children of different ages. They just need to be able to read and write. How to Play To play, all you’ll need is a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. Player 1

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Be a Picture Book Critiquer

Our library’s summer reading program requires that elementary students read for ten hours or forty books to win the Level One prize (they have to read even more for the next prize). That’s a lot of books for my youngest to finish on his own, so we alternate between easy readers that he reads himself and picture books that I read to him. Although

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Rory’s Story Cubes

I love yard sales; when I go to a sale, I feel like I’m on a treasure hunt. A couple of weeks ago, I stopped by a friend’s yard sale where I found a game that I had never seen before. It’s called Rory’s Story Cubes, and it has been a great addition to our school days! The game consists of nine dice-sized cubes;

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Readers Theater

For the child working on reading skills, practicing with readers theater scripts is a great addition to your regular lessons. If the word “theater” makes you a little nervous, don’t be. It’s an easy and fun exercise for all! Readers theater involves taking a piece of literature, adapting it into a script, and then reading it aloud. Each part in the script is assigned

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Netflix

In our homeschool, we use various resources. One, in my opinion, is a pot of gold. Streaming videos from Netflix has proven to supplement our curriculum in a very effective manner. For about $10 a month, we can watch documentaries on subjects we are currently learning about or areas we are just curious about. And movie nights are much more fun for variety and

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Poetry Slam

My son listens to music incessantly.  Rap music, mostly.  He mentioned the other day he thought some of the lyrics seems like they were about the musician’s life.  We looked it up and it appears this particular artist’s music is autobiographical, so my son was right.  This conversation about rapping led to a discussion about poetry, in particular what metaphor, assonance, consonance etc are.

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