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.