Literacy Ideas for a Snowy Day

Happy Read Across America Day! Every day is a day to celebrate reading and literacy, so we’re going to pull some tried-and-true suggestions from the Literacy Lalapalooza archive. All of them perfectly suitable for having fun on yet another snow day. Literacy Ideas: Easy as 1, 2, 3 1. Basketball is most definitely on our minds here in Hooville! and March Madness is just around the corner. H-O-R-S-E can be played outdoors or indoors with a paper-wad and a trash can! Use any word you want for the game – let the kids pick (and of course spell their choice). 2. Today is National Anthem Day. If you had a “personal anthem” what would that be – a song, a … Read more

Reading News and Children’s Literacy Roundup – February Recap

Happy Read Across America day! When I cloned the January Recap I thought “wow, there’s a lot going on.” My partners in crime for the Reading News and Children’s Literacy Roundup – Carol Rasco of Rasco from RIF and Jen Robinson of Jen Robinson’s Book Page – always find great stuff.   You would think I’d know by now that Carol Rasco & Jen would out-do themselves in February, too! Enjoy this Suess-pendous collection of literacy and reading news.   The one-and-only Dr. Seuss deserves a day of celebration, and it is TODAY! Read Across America is an annual event that reminds us all of just how special – and fun – Green Eggs and Ham, a certain Cat can … Read more