Three Children and a Bully (A Billy Goats’ Gruff Adaption)

March 6, 2016 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Three Children and a Bully (A Billy Goats’ Gruff Adaption) | Filed in: Early Literacy.

Taking a familiar story, such as Billy Goats’ Gruff, a new story can be developed.  Keeping the structure of the story, replace the main characters and setting.  Young children thrive on repetition and familiarity.  Talk about how the two stories are similar and once this has been established, discuss differences-characters, settings, problems, solutions. Three Children and • Read More »

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Fan Letters

February 28, 2016 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Fan Letters | Filed in: Articulation, Language.

This is a great activity that can be used with older students to practice articulation, language, and grammar.  The activity will also incorporate literacy. Help the student decide on writing to a celebrity, sports team, or political figure. Formulate a purpose for the letter (i.e. general information or asking specific questions). Use Voice Typing in • Read More »

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What’s Missing?

December 12, 2015 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on What’s Missing? | Filed in: Language.

Time: 10 – 15 minutes Materials: Common household objects or small toys Activity: Place a group of common objects on a table and give your child a few moments to study the collection. After your child has studied the group of objects, ask him to turn around. Remove one of the objects and ask your child • Read More »

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