If you haven’t visited Angela’s blog yet, now is the time to check it out. Her post on Vocabulary Strategies that Help is super. She lists “five ways to support your readers in becoming vocabulary virtuosos,” complete with pictures.
The Horn Book has posted an interesting list of titles for young readers. Plants, Animals and the Natural World includes Meerkat Mail, Dolphin Talk: Whistles, Clicks and Clapping Jaws and Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York. The titles are all fairly recent and are listed by grade level.
Are your eyes tired from all this reading? Why not take a break and enjoy some marmalade with Paddington Bear? His Marmalade Mayhem game is quite addictive. I scored a 64 before calling it quits for the night.
If you’re curious about following election coverage from a child’s point of view, be sure to check out Scholastic’s Election Blog. As reported by Kid Reporter Jack Greenberg:
“Pam Haynes, an African American citizen from California, summed up the importance of this night to her and thousands of others as she recalled her childhood.
'I saw on my TV black children not being allowed into schools with white children,' she said. 'There were bulldogs, protesters, and more. I never thought that in my lifetime that a black man could possibly be the President of The United States. I thought it would happen, but when my grandkids were my age.'"