Angel Connection

LadyD-Books: Summer Sunset

 It looks like a giant angel hovering over our southern summer sky! What do you see besides overhead power lines?! lol I do like silhouettes of all types, especially palm trees and power lines.

Photo for Skywatch Friday

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons

 I won this paperback book from LibraryThing and I'm so glad I did. My grandson loves to read but I wanted to continue his learning with a fun and new approach with poetry reading. If you have someone in the family who is a reluctant reader, take a look at this one. I like it so far... Did you enjoy reading as  a child? Did you catch on easily?

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons: A Successful Reading-Fluency Program Parents and Teachers Can Use to Dramatically Improve Reading Skills and Scores

 

Amazon Book Description Snippet



Many struggling readers are embarrassed to read aloud. They are often intimidated or bored by texts that conventional programs require them to practice. So, instead of catching up, they fall further behind. Currently 67% of American fourth graders can’t read grade-level text. Reading specialist Amy Buswell has spent eight years looking for remediation methods that work. “What is needed,” Buswell explains, “is a program that improves the motivation of struggling readers, because that accounts for 90% of the problem.” Four years ago, Buswell came up with a brainstorm. She knew her best readers enjoyed reading Bruce Lansky’s poetry books for pleasure. The more poems they read, the better their reading got. Why not use Lansky’s kid-tested poems as texts struggling readers could practice on to improve their reading—using six research-based strategies: choral reading, echo reading, paired reading, repeated reading, sustained silent reading and “say it like the character” reading...

The Friday 56 

 

"My dog is very friendly,
but he sometimes gets excited -
especially when we've been apart
and then are reunited." -- Amy Buswell & Bruce Lansky

My Dog Is Too Friendly 

 

My dog is very friendly,
but he sometimes gets excited -
especially when we've been apart
and then are reunited.

He puts his paws up on my waist
then barks and gives a push.
I tumble over backwards,
and I land right on my tush.

My dog feels very sorry,
and he licks me without fail,
He licks my ears and cheeks and nose,
then wags his little tail.

I hate it when he licks me, 
but I do not have much hope.
His breath smells like a garbage dump,
He should be using Scope.

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons: A Successful Reading-Fluency Program Parents and Teachers Can Use to Dramatically Improve Reading Skills and Scores

What are you reading? Happy weekend, everyone!




“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis