Posts Tagged ‘literacy’

Poetry Pet Peeves: 7 Dos and Don’ts when Rhyming for Children

September 17th, 2012

1. Don’t invert syntax for the sake of making a rhyme. Unnatural phrases, don’t you see, The end result of this must be! 2. Don’t add “do” before a verb to make the meter fit. This error many folks do make. It’s more than my poor ears can take. 3. Don’t strain the pronunciation of […]

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Ten Reasons Children should not “Graduate” from Picture Books

September 10th, 2012

More and more parents are encouraging their kids to move on from picture books, to graduate to early readers and chapter books. They feel that the pictures are a crutch, that the medium is too childish. We disagree. Vehemently. 1. Reading at the highest level possible sounds good, but it’s exhausting. To really enjoy books, […]

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