Literary Foundations: American Folktales and around the World

One Night a Week… One Family… One Read Aloud… Priceless! Making the family connection: Discuss: “Which American folk tales do you know?” *Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Unsinkable Molly Brown, Coyote and the Columbia, Brer Rabbit, Raven, Lincoln Death Train, Old Stormalong, Mike Fink, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Attack of the Mammoth, John Henry, etc. Materials:Continue reading “Literary Foundations: American Folktales and around the World”

Literary Foundations: Seasonal Terms

Why is literacy important? Learners need literacy in order to engage with the written word in everyday life… Being able to read and write means being able to keep up with current events, communicate effectively, and understand the issues that are shaping our world. Today’s literary skill: Seasonal terms. Given any calendar showing days ofContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Seasonal Terms”

Literary Foundations: Journals, Diaries, Letters

Why is literacy important? Learners need literacy in order to engage with the written word in everyday life… Being able to read and write means being able to keep up with current events, communicate effectively, and understand the issues that are shaping our world. Family literary connections: Whether you are using a book at home,Continue reading “Literary Foundations: Journals, Diaries, Letters”