Vocabulary

What Does McDonalds Have To Do With Reading?

So, what does "the golden aches" have to do with reading? Actually, very little.  However, if your child see a McDonalds business logo then promptly announces that they want McDonalds, it’s time to celebrate!  This action may seem insignificant but it is not.  Consequentially, when a child is able to show an awareness between a symbol and its meaning, they have taken a huge step towards learning to read.

On the Shelf: The Whatchamacallit

In my other life, I’m a writer, and words are my business. You’ll understand, then, why I’ve so enjoyed perusing The Whatchamacallit by Danny Danziger and Mark McCrum, a humorous book offering the elusive names of 100 ordinary items.

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