Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day


Read, Have Fun and Learn

Children learn to read from stories, that is, “narrative” texts”. Today, public school reading programs are trying to include more “expository” forms of text. That is, text that exposes information into reading lessons. Learning to read sequential directions is an expository form of text as well, and necessary for every child to be successful in school.

Today, take time out to make special valentine’s cookies or cupcakes with your children. Let them help by reading the recipe instructions. While you’re having fun cooking together, you‘ll also be teaching your children how to read step-by-step directions.

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