Literacy Lava 5

The fifth issue of Literacy Lava is now available, and I have again contributed an article to this free publication for parents or anyone who wants kids to love reading, writing and communicating.  Download Literacy Lava 5 as a pdf here.

In the fifth edition of Literacy Lava, you’ll find ideas for helping kids develop spelling skills, ways to pair fiction and non-fiction read-alouds, ideas for letter writing with your kids, whether graphic novels are real reading, how to unwrap a picture book, tips for a loving bed-time story ritual, how to help your video-loving kid to love reading too, and all about encouraging kids to write poetry. Don’t forget to check out the Online Extras page, and the Activity page for kids.

Here’s a snippet from my article on Unwrapping Picture Books.

What do you do when you receive a beautifully wrapped gift? I look at the shape, feel its size and weight, try to get a clue from the wrapping paper about where it was purchased and check for hints on the ribbon – all in an attempt to work out what is inside! Somehow by taking my time opening the present, the contents are just that bit more exciting. A picture book is like a beautifully wrapped gift. Discerning readers can discover clues about the content if they know where to look. Here’s how to help your little detective unwrap a story…

I’d love you to jump over and have a read.  If there are any literacy related articles you’d like me to write about, please leave a comment below.

3 thoughts on “Literacy Lava 5

  1. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I enjoy seeing websites that understand the value of providing a prime resource for free. I truly loved reading your post. Thanks!

  2. Hi, I couldn’t seem to download the pdf or access anything. Could you offer any suggestions. I would be very keen to check this out as I am remote and have little access to books, library, shops etc for my 3 little ones 6 and under.

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