Summer Learning Activities
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
A family newsletter is a great way to practice reading and writing skills in your homeschool — and a great way to record memories!
If your child is working on letter sounds or reading skills, take her on an alphabet scavenger hunt — a fun game for all ages!
If your child is working on sight words, here are some ways to make learning them more fun.
If your young reader is struggling with phonics, a new approach to reading may be just what he needs.
Having a love for books can be beneficial with children.
Listening to music is one of my son’s favorite pastimes. The other day he asked me how music is made. So started a good conversation about notes. And how reading music is a lot like reading books. I know a lot of people who can read music and its always seemed like a skill that can lead to new and wonderful things in the
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.
In our home, any space is up for grabs to further our learning goals. For a year now, I have maintained a word wall for my son. A word wall is an organized collection of words prominently displayed in the learning space. Its an interactive tool for inspiring reading and spelling learning. Word walls can help a child to recognize and spell words, recognize