Red Apple Reading Magazine August-September 2016 - Page 55

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SIDEWALK CHALK SPELLING
Take literacy outside by letting your kiddos practice writing with sidewalk chalk on the driveway , sidewalk , back patio , or even the fence . Younger children can practice writing alphabet letters and their name . Older children can practice high frequency , spelling or vocabulary words . You can also create a hopscotch board with chalk and write letters or words in each space – when they land on it they have to say the letter or word . Once they are done , let them wash away the letters and words with a garden hose or pail of water .
B IS FOR BUS
This activity can be written on paper or done out loud during a car ride or dinner . Beginning with the letter A , have your child think of something related to school that begins with each alphabet letter , e . g . “ A is for apple .” See how many letters you can use . Which letters are left ? If you had a difficult time finding something for letters like Q , X or Z , challenge your child to come up with a cool new school supply and give it a name with one of those letters .
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