Have a happy summer and KEEP READING!!

Posted by Lori Goldman on Saturday, June 18, 2011
Summer is a welcome break from homework for most kids.  It is also a perfect time to READ. 
Reading can take us into places of great imagination and understanding of others' lives. Stories open
doors of knowledge and help us to view the world in different ways.

Reading should be FUN.  No vocabulary look-up or study. No quizzes.  No homework.
BUT discussion and journaling can help with deeper understanding and personal connection.

When we read, we learn vocabulary in an organic way, by guessing and looking at the context.
Reading out loud helps us to hear good grammar making it easier to become a better writer.
Journaling helps us to develop our voice as a writer and to express our thoughts clearly.

Read - Listen - Write.
Have a happy summer. 
Contact me for a SUGGESTED SUMMER READING LIST    irolg@yahoo.com



About Me


Lori in I got my Bachelor of Education degree in the USA but was born and raised in Canada. Working in Asia and with immigrant adults and children for 22 years has given me insights into the difficulties they face in a new country and school system. I like to help adults adjust to and explore the rich and diverse opportunities in Canada while also supporting them in their challenge of parenting in a new culture. I love to help children learn English, develop skills, and gain confidence to succeed in school and life.

IDEAS


“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning A lack of planning on your part does not constitute and emergency on my part. "Most people don't plan to fail; they fail to plan." ~~John L. Beckley

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