October 2010

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Voice and the Tall Tale

October 27, 2010

This month we’ve explored the concept of “Finding Your Voice” from a variety of different angles.  We’ve looked at voice as an expression of talents, strengths, dreams, hopes.  We’ve celebrated the role of good books in encouraging children to embrace a diversity of voices. Voice can also be thought of as that sometimes, indefinable quality […]

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Lessons in Discovery of Voice

October 26, 2010
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Take Time to Listen

October 24, 2010

“Take time to listen and talk about the voices of earth and what they mean – the majestic voice of thunder, the winds, the sound of surf or flowing streams.” Rachel Carson Rachel Carson’s voice was heard by President John F. Kennedy when he read her book, SILENT SPRING.  The President became aware of the […]

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Voice and the Power of Words

October 24, 2010

Exploring new things, finding out who you are and who you were meant to be, being true to the you that is you. All these are part of unlocking one’s voice. Each of this week’s books shines a light on voice and the power of words. LOVE THAT DOG by Sharon Creech When LOVE THAT […]

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Love That Dog, Find Your Voice

October 24, 2010

Help children experience the power of voice and introduce them to amazing poets by reading Sharon Creech’s LOVE THAT DOG. Then follow up the Read-Aloud with one or more of the activities suggested at the links below. Northern Nevada Writing Project (NNWP) consultant, Dena Harrison, has written the following TEACHER’S GUIDE which uses Love That […]

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Welcome to ReaderKidZ, October 2010!

October 17, 2010

Shouting out. Finding your voice. The rich cacophony of languages, sounds, music heard in a vibrant multicultural community. This month, ReaderKidZ celebrates the role of books in encouraging children to embrace a diversity of voices, and make themselves heard. In HOLLER LOUDLY, well-known author Cynthia Leitich Smith tells the rollicking tall tale of a boy who […]

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