The new school year is just around the corner (or maybe it has already arrived for you). Are you looking for ways to have your children analyze their favorite books? University of Cincinnati Speech and Hearing Clinic has a YouTube channel that reads books and teaches lessons related to the books. This here is LittleContinue reading “Literacy Lessons for Homeschool”
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Book Review — The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson
Originally posted on Lou Allen – Christian Faith and Fiction:
I just finished reading The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson. Description: “Gisela’s childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father’s death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her…
New Book Review: Wolf in the Snow
I have a new book review posted on Jennifer Hallmark’s blog! This one is Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell, which won the 2018 Caldecott Award.
New Book Review: Fluffy Fox and The Little Turtle
I wrote another book review for Jennifer Hallmark’s blog! This time, it’s about a fox with a big problem but helps someone else in the midst of it. What is this fox’s problem? Hint: it has to do with her tail.
Read to Your Kids, Part VI, Ocean Stories with Beautiful Illustrations — M Liz Boyle
Don’t believe teenagers can benefit from picture books? Read this article from M. Liz Boyle’s website. Sarah Mackenzie, author and founder of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, says that we should read a picture book every day as kids grow up, even when they’re teenagers! If this sounds odd to you, listen to the podcast toContinue reading “Read to Your Kids, Part VI, Ocean Stories with Beautiful Illustrations — M Liz Boyle”
Book Review: Shy Willow by Cat Min
Another book review was posted on Jennifer Hallmark’s blog, written by yours truly. It’s about the children’s book Shy Willow by Cat Min, a sweet and funny story filled with beautiful illustrations. Here is the link to the review. Enjoy!
Kid’s Book Advent and Gift Ideas for Everyone
Still looking for ideas on how to countdown to Christmas with your young children? Why not read a book per advent day? The following links give ideas on what books to add to your advent list. Do you need ideas on gifts for your kid and teen readers? Bona Fide Bookworm is a source forContinue reading “Kid’s Book Advent and Gift Ideas for Everyone”
Looking for new Language Arts lessons? My friend K.A. Cummins provides lesson materials for students grades 1 through 12. Available lessons include vocabulary exercises, a lesson on reviewing books, and a four-week Creative Writing lesson plan. She also has book club materials for her book Snow Globe Travelers (grades 3-6). If you want lessons basedContinue reading “Teacher/Homeschooler Materials”
What to read next? — S. E. M. Ishida
Need help on how to write a certain genre? Read fiction! That’s what writer S.E.M. Ishida recommends. She’s got great writing tips overall. I know, because she was really helpful to me as I dove into the world of writing middle grade fiction.