Write out a list of contractions without the apostrophe For example: weve and cant. Have your child put elbow macaroni in the place of the missing apostrophes. Be sure to check for accuracy.
The week is almost over. Hang in there! You’re doing an awesome job. Tonight, during dinner, have everybody go around and say one thing that is great about each other.
Brainstorm a verb for every letter in your name. Have your child do the same. For example: Mike: Move, Illustrate, Kick and Exercise.
Write base words “hop, stop, pat, trip, and shop” on paper. Ask your child to add the suffix “ing” to the words. Remember to follow the rule: you must have double consonants before adding “ing”.
This week will focus on honing some writing skills. When learning to become a writer not only is it important to read other authors and to practice writing, but it’s essential to get feedback from someone who is reading your work. Keep that in mind as you work on writing skills. One specific activity you can do is remind your child, “when 2 vowels go walking, the 1st does the talking.” Help your child hunt for words that follow this pattern in books. Example: Juice, Paint, Goal, etc.
Before reading a book, ask your child to scan the pages for question marks and exclamations. Have your child practice reading these sentences aloud, and while reading have them practice changing the intonation of their voice.
Practice punctuation. Write 5 sentences and have your child fill in the correct punctuation: period, question mark, or exclamation point.