All classes below begin the week of July 11th and end the week of August 15. (6 weeks) Reading Classes Family Reading Club - Your favorite reading club is back on a new day! Gather the family around as we read a book on an elementary reading level, but about a topic everyone shares an … Continue reading 2022 Summer Classes
Summer 2021 is upon us and every literacy advocate and organization has released their official summer reading lists. While everyone is excited to begin the beloved annual summer activity, the question begs to be asked, what about writing? Writing is an incredibly important tool we humans have to help us think, learn and communicate. An … Continue reading Summer Writing Activities List
Trust yourself, your reading comprehension skills and your imagination.
Perhaps the process of summer reading needs to be reframed so that students and parents alike can see the benefit from both having a summer learning goal and documenting the path to accomplishing it. I present to everyone: The Summer Learning Journey!
Have you ever given thought to the vocabulary you use? Are you cognizant of whether or not you use the same words all the time, or if you use unique vocabulary based on the topic of discussion at hand? If you have recently begun to think about these questions, chances are that perhaps you are … Continue reading Tips to Expand Your Vocabulary
Of the many hurtles writing students need to clear on the journey to becoming better writers, for some students, simply getting the words onto the paper is the biggest hurtle of them all. They are incredibly similar to a cautious toddler considering jumping into a pool for the first time, carefully measuring their approach. And … Continue reading 3 Steps to Combat Writing Hesitancy in Middle Graders
Learning how to write is not without its barriers. In essence, it is the final product of several other complicated thought and learning processes. Each writer, at any given time, may need to acquire any given set of language arts skills to perfect the piece on which they are currently working. Some writers are able … Continue reading Learning How to Write
"Ain't nothing to it but to do it." - Ronnie Coleman First Draft With road map in hand, look through the notes you have in your journal about this topic and enter those thoughts in the box of your writing road map that makes sense. Now its time to let go. As you think more … Continue reading Better Your Writing: Step 4 – The First Draft
This article contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase by clicking the links in this article, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. If you are still on the hunt for summer reading material for you child, Honest History is a great resource to consider. This magazine is perfect for … Continue reading Summer Reading Material – Honest History Magazine
Read the descriptions of the clubs below and click on the links to register for the clubs. Family Reading Club Sundays at 1PM - July, August, September Elementary- level books, articles and other reading material are read and afterwards either individual families, or families come together to speak to each other about the story and … Continue reading 2021 Summer Reading Club Descriptions