I found this to be surprising, since, well, they're books for children! So what are rare words? Those are words that go beyond what is called the Common Lexicon (words that we typically use in everyday conversations). Our Common Lexicon includes about 10,000 words!
By reading children's books, you're exposing your kids to so many words! The next time you read a book, try to take note of the words that are used and pick out the ones you don't normally say out loud or hear regularly on tv! It'll be interesting to see what they are!
For funsies, you can post them below!
💚Today, a book fairy visited this wonderful place in Vancouver, British Columbia. Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (‘Kits House’), member of the Association of Neighbourhood Houses BC, is a registered non-profit, charity organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those most vulnerable as well as providing an opportunity for everybody in the community to get together and be engaged. Offering many different programs like volunteer-led English Conversation Circles, weekly hot lunches for seniors, childcare and much more. Kits Neighbourhood House serves many different Vancouver Westside communities like Kitsilano, Dunbar, Arbutus Ridge and Point Grey. 📚About the book:
A Pig IS a Dog IS a Kid shines a light on the disconnection between the animals we call pets and the animals we eat. The book will raise awareness of the speciesism that is inherent in our perception of animals, and will bring attention to the very valid question: Why love one, but eat the other? It will also challenge the notion that we need to eat animals for survival, when in reality it is a choice.
📚About the Author
Maritza Oliver is an entrepreneur, artist, animal liberationist, childrens book author, and illustrator. She combines her passion for art with her love of animal advocacy by writing childrens picture books on veganism. She lives in British Columbia, Canada with her twelve-year-old son. #ibelieveinbookfairies#bookfairies#apigisadogisakid#maritzaoliver#vancouver#bc#canada#booksofinstagram#instaread#fortheloveofereading#igbooks#readersofinstagram#goodreads#bibliophile#bookworm#bookish#mustread#bookstagram#readallthebooks#literacymatters#kidsreading#childrenreading#kidsbooks#getkidsreading
Education.com consists of educational games and resources for children from Kindergarten to the Gr.5 to build their vocabulary in a fun way through the usage of technology. There is a number of categories that children can choose from by which they can improve their skills, for an example; phonological awareness, pronunciation and letter recognition. This website covers letters, reading comprehension, sight words and spelling. It includes teaching tools, lesson plans, guided lessons, and activities.
It is a highly beneficial resource for children and parents as it provides parents the opportunity to scaffold and form a stronger relationship with their child to build vocabulary together. I strongly believe this website is useful for English language learners. This website assists families to learn and understand the basics of the English language; such as the letter sound relationships or word structure.
The following game Short E Dot-to-Dot is an exercise in which the child completes drawing out the letter while it is being sounded out. This activity follows the guidelines from ELECT as it teaches the child letter recognition (3.11) as they are learning to write the alphabetic letters (3.14). These activities will teach children to make connections between the letters and sounds and attempt to spell words based on their understandings of language at the time.
I recommend this website as a wonderful resource for educators and parents as early it shares a diverse range of reading and writing lesson plans that are detailed with the learning objectives, step by step model procedures of activities, how learning can be further extended and is considerate towards readers of all levels.
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@Regrann from @starr__armstrong - Education begins at home: Let's give our babies the edge they deserve. Let's take some time out of our busy weekend and read culturally affirming books to or with our children or the children in our lives. It doesn't require a lot of time or money but it's definitely time and money well spent. #longterminvestment#blackbooks#literacymatters#read2lead#clevercommunitiesinaction#love
🐭Ninja Mice of Wall Street: Return of the Rats is waiting at the John Laurie Park and skating rink in Calgary, Alberta!🐭📚About the authors: 10 y/o Harrison has always been a gifted reader and he loves books. When in Gr. 1, he was already reading at a Gr. 6 level. But his writing skill was extremely poor. In Gr. 1 & 2, Harrison was a super slow writer and could barely write anything. When he did write, it was usually just a few words. He would stare blankly at a piece of paper not knowing what to write or how to get started. It is not unusual for kids to have a hard time writing or doing assignments they had little or no interest in. But in Harrison's case, it was extremely bad. In 2014 at age 8, Harrison came up with an imaginary band of heroic mice who were ninjas. He would verbally tell his dad, Tom, silly stories about them, the imaginary fight scenes and the pranks they would pull on each other. His dad encouraged him to write out the scenes and draw the images he had in his head. Tom used the idea as a way to encourage and motivate Harrison to develop his writing skills. At bedtime in bed, Harrison would describe to his dad about the pranks the mice would pulled on each other. Tom would then add to what Harrison said with some of his own ideas. The next day, Harrison would write out these scenes. His dad didn’t care how silly those ideas were. He was just happy that Harrison was writing. After a while, Harrison would tape the scrap pieces of paper together to make his own "book". Even though these individual scenes, mini-stories and stick figure sketches were crude and childish, the creativity and passion was there. To further encourage Harrison, His dad jokingly said to him, 'if you write enough, we could turn this into a real book and publish it!' Tom never truly believed it was going to happen and thought that Harrison's interest would fade after a couple of months. But the opposite actually happened and his intense interest only grew from there. Harrison willing and freely wrote and constantly hounded his dad to write & brainstorm with him...
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I love the depth and dimension of the beautiful pop-up scenes in the book What's Above? from #kanemiller . And how adorable are those bears? 😍I have several events planned for the holidays. Click on the link in my bio to see my schedule. Hope to see you. :) #shopsmall#smallbusiness
All #GED s are high school equivalency (HSE) tests, but not all #HSE s are GEDs. There are actually 3 options for #adultlearners looking to earn their credentials. #TASC#HiSET . Compare and contrast the tests in our overview https://www.seedsofliteracy.org/ohio-approves-addition-of-hiset-and-tasc-to-ged-for-high-school-equivalency/
Several months ago the wonderful people at @ballaghaderreenforoige won a national award after organizing a series of activities designed to welcome young Syrian people who are transitioning to Irish life. We are grateful to them for connecting us with an English language learning resource; yesterday we sent two of our books off to Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, thanks to the sponsorship of a kind supporter.☺️Language acquisition, and literacy skills, play a huge part in helping children adjust to a new country and new circumstances. For many young people, the successful mastery of a new language will be a life-changing experience. Let's all do what we can to support young and emerging readers.📚🌍