I said I wasn't going to keep putting these up and I meant it, from now own (for real) you'll find them at learn2hear. But this was a good one Amy came up with. Lesson of the week: Books
Non Fiction Fiction Dewey Decimal System Genre Realistic Fantasy Poetry Mystery Science Fiction Biography Autobiography Reference librarian Library Library of Congress Dictionary Read Author Illustrator Binding Cover Edit Proof read Pages Setting Character
A trip to the library: Find out where various books are, look up a book and find it, MEET the librarian. Ask your child to ASK the librarian something;) Test out those language skills. (I recommend the 'ask the librarian' to be done in the children's section as those librarians are typically more than willing to slow down and talk with kids. MY favorite activity at the library is to read magazines;) We go to the kid magazine section and they have a few for the moms as well...it is a great relaxing time.
Find a favorite fiction book and see if they have a biography in the children’s section of the author. (There is one on Beverly Cleary for example.) This provides a good contrast between fiction and non fiction.
Um…READ!!!!! Read signs, newspaper, comics, ads, fiction, non-fiction, poetry ..EVERYTHING. Have old kids read to younger kids. When you read a book point out a few of the vocab words above.