Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Vocabulary Development... Read, Read, Read; Talk, Talk, Talk


The understanding of the spoken and written word are crucial in your child’s development of language.  It is estimated that children need to acquire approximately 3,000 words each year to give them an academic edge. That is an astounding amount of words!   
So how do you proceed to help your child acquire new vocabulary?  The most current research suggests that reading to your child everyday and speaking with your child is key for the acquisition of new words.            
When you read with your child, discuss the characters, setting, plot and resolution of the story.  Apply the moral of the story to real-life experiences and current events.  As you speak with your child, use a rich,vibrant and full vocabulary to describe events, people and things.  
Reading helps both parent and child to learn new vocabularies and using  these words will help your child academically and socially.  For those reasons,  mastering the ability to effectively communicate leads to SUCCESS

Have fun learning,


Monday, September 16, 2013

Sentence Construction Freebie!

Making Sentences
Verbal Exapnsion
I'd like to share a few activities to make constructing sentences a little bit more fun.  Click on the link to have access to the activities.  I hope some of you can use it!  :)
Teach your students to give and request information creatively.   For more sentence building (verbal expansion) activities, visit my TpT store. 
Have fun learning,

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Congratulations to:

Dinah E.
Carol B.
Amy M.
and Zita

You have won the Giveaway.  

I will be contacting you to send you the packet. The author will also contact you soon to sort out details .

Thank you to all that entered and I will be having another very soon!  :)


Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Monday, September 9 is the Big Day!  The Giveaway goes LIVE!!!!

Here is the Book Trailer------------Enjoy!!!!!